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Back in winter of 1986-87, head-lines around the country were fo-cused on a romance in Shrews-bury, Vermont. "It's No Bull - Moose Loves Cow", or "It's No Use, Moose!", or "Moose in the Mood for Love!" All of us around Town at that time remember the crowds of curious fans and media clogging the roads up to Carrara's house to get a look at the moose that clearly was in love with a little cow. Well, Grace Brigham has captured his likeness on two posters for the Shrewsbury Conservation Com-mission; one at the dump (pictured elsewhere in this issue) reminding us to recycle and one that will be popping up around Town to remind those that give in to the impulse to throw their beers cans or trash out the window that we love our Town and roadsides and to Please Don't Litter! So many folks join in on Green Up Day and throughout the year to pick up litter after the winter snows melt, but it is disheartening to see the roadsides accumulating garbage again, deposited by just a few un-caring people. Our world is filled with enough hatred and uncertainly in recent days. We love our Town and homes. Please, resist the urge to toss trash out the window and keep our roadsides filled with beau-ty instead! Keep our world beauti-ful!

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MOOSE WITH A MESSAGE!

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The next time you’re at the Transfer Station be sure to notice the Shrewsbury Recycle poster painted by Grace Brigham….and don’t forget to RECYCLE!

Shrewsbury Mountain School Schedule Dec. 10: Winter Concert at 6:30 (inclement

weather date Dec. 12) Dec. 21-Jan 1: December Break - no school

Enjoy the Northam Trails This Winter! Anyone wanting information about the trails in North-am call Lee Wilson, Tim Vile, or Andy Richards-Peelle.

Snowmobile Safety Course

Shrewsbury Sno-Birds will hold a Snowmobile Safety Course on Sun-day, December 13 from 8am to 2pm. Lunch will be provided. To register call Dave Blecich at 492-3782

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LETTERS TO and FROM THE EDITORS

The Times of Shrewsbury the letter will run. If the named entity responds, the response and initial letter will run in the same issue. There is no charge for: jokes, poems, essays, nature reports, family event announcements, or feature articles or letters that are non-commercial. Articles and Advertisem*nts: Deadline for submission is the 20th of the month prior to publication; exceptions will be an-nounced in the prior month’s Times. If you have questions, call Chryl Martin at 492-2244 or email [emailprotected] Best Formats: Articles: Word or in an email message with no formatting. Photos: JPG. Ads: PDF file or Word document. Monthly Advertisem*nt fees: Full page $60 1/4 page $10 1/2 page $35 Business card $5 Classified ad (15 words) $2. Payment is due by the 20th of the month prior to publication.

The Times of Shrewsbury is published monthly February through December. It is compiled by volunteers from material submitted by residents with the goal being to keep townspeople informed of what is happening in Shrewsbury. The views and opinions expressed in articles are solely those of the author and not necessarily those of the editors. All submissions are subject to editing for length and clarity and must be accompanied by the name of the submitting person. Letters to the Editor exceeding 350 words will be subject to ed-iting for length. Any opinion piece or informational political letters (without specific party or vote appeal) will be subject to the same guidelines previously described. All items including letters are printed at the editors’ discretion. A writer of any letter that names a Shrewsbury resident or organization in a critical manner must get copies to that resident or organization and to the Times by the 10th of the month prior to publication or it will not run. If the named person or organization indicates in writing to the writer and to the Times that they choose not to respond,

Chryl Martin ~ Rich Biziak Times of Shrewsbury, P. O. Box 373, Cuttingsville, VT 05738

Email: [emailprotected] Online: www.shrewsburyvt.org

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Successful Fundraiser Thank you to everyone who made the fundraiser for Lavinia Seide such a lovely and successful event. The Town Hall looked beautiful, the music was ex-cellent, the food delicious, and the donated gifts were fantastic. We raised exactly $4,015 for Lavin-ia, which she greatly appreciated. Well done, Shrewsbury!

Lily French New Look…Maybe! As we try to blend the capabilities and/or shortcom-ings of two computer systems (Mac versus PC) we will be experimenting with layout options in the fu-ture, so you might notice some changes to the Times. Hopefully there won’t be an increase in mis-takes along the way as things shift or don’t shift as we intend for them to do! With new technology options we are now able to work on the Times simultaneously from separate locations using Dropbox, and the new fiber optic cable will make the process even faster. Now if we can just increase the capability of an Apple to talk to a PC it will be an even smoother process!

Chryl Martin & Rich Biziak

65 Years and Counting! The Rutland High School class of 1950 held a class reunion on June 23-24, 2015. The banquet was held at the Rutland Country Club on the night of the 23rd and was attended by 28 classmates. The next day all came to Maple Crest Farm for a picnic where more memo-ries were shared. Bill Smith and Barbara Adams Hoar were members of the class which was originally 118 members. Since 1950 the class has had a reunion every five years and each year it gets smaller.

Submitted by Bill & Donna Smith

Trash does not have to be in a bag if it is in a 32-gallon plastic garbage can (2 punches).You will save on the cost of purchasing a bag plus you can throw 2-gallons more trash away!

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! All ye who doth planned to be a sponsor for the Shrewsbury Historical Society Memories 2016 Calen-dar be advised that the deadline is nigh. Send your $25 check to Fund Raiser Chair, Ann Ridlon, PO Box 355, Cuttingsville, VT 05738. Your calendar will be mailed to you and your name added to the Sponsor’s List thereon. Thank ye.

Ruth Winkler, Shrewsbury Historical Society

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The Shrewsbury Planning Commission

invites you to an information

“Giving and Gathering” Session on the

Shrewsbury Town Plan

Monday, May 20 at 7:30pm At the Meeting House on Lottery Road

This is an informal meeting to discuss proposed revisions to the Town Plan. The draft document is posted on the town website and limited hard copies are available at the Town Office. Note that the re-quired formal public hearings will be held later in the year.

Submitted by Laura Black

Green Up 2013

It�s Green Up time again! Please save the morn-ing of Saturday, May 4 to enjoy a breakfast at the Town Hall, choose a route, and head out to pick up trash along Shrewsbury roads. This is certainly a labor of love for our Town. The Conservation Commission is deeply grateful to those people who take the time to participate.

Saturday, May 4 Breakfast 8–10am

Trash sorting at Transfer Station 10am–1pm (Volunteers Needed!)

Thanks from Your Conservation Commission! For questions: [emailprotected] or 492-2255

Submitted by Cynthia Thornton

Solar Power Information NightTuesday, May 7 at 7:00pm

On Tuesday, May 7, at 7:00pm the Shrewsbury Conservation Commission will host a Solar Power Information Night.

We will have speakers from the industry (including Shrewsbury's own Davis Terrill) as well as local homeowners who have experience with solar power.

This is your opportunity to get your questions an-swered and to learn more about leasing options, bulk buying solar farms, etc.

What can Shrewsbury do to increase solar power usage in our town? Come to the Town Meeting House on May 7th and let’s find out together!

Questions? Call Lily French at 492-3304.

News from The Transfer Station

Paper: Put newspaper in newspaper area only. If it’s put in the white paper bin or the magazine bin, then I have to remove it. Cardboard: Flatten cardboard before putting it in the baler. It should not be any larger than the baler and should be folded to fit. There were some really freezing days this winter, and it’s good to have warm hands again! Now that it’s warmer weather, please take time to put things in their proper place when you come to the Trans-fer Station. Let me know if I can help you.

Thanks, Bob Perry

Hazardous Waste Collection Day Hazardous Waste Collection Day at the Shrews-bury Transfer Station is scheduled for:

June 22, 2013 at 1:00-3:30pm Please note that residents can attend Hazardous Waste Collection dates at ANY of the Towns in the Rutland County SWAC network, not just the ones scheduled in their Town. Also, residents have year-round access to the Rutland County Solid Waste District’s hazardous waste facility. For more infor-mation visit: www.rutlandcountyswac.org.

VACATION TIME!

The Times of Shrewsbury takes a vacation the month of January. The next issue will be February 2016.

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#1 Again!

Defending 2014 Italian American Club Champs capture the 2015 Bocce Championship. Shrewsbury Women’s Bocce Team won both the League and Championship Title with a 25-3 record this season. Pictured are team members Sharon Winnicki, Wendy Stewart, Lynn Hennessey, Susanna Jesser McGown, Teri Gil-dersleeve, Lisa King, Christine Stewart, and Betsy Jesser (Barbara Ferguson who wasn’t present for the photo).

Submitted by Betsy Jesser

Enjoy the Northam Trails This Winter!

Carols at Dusk on the Solstice

Join one of the Shrewsbury Library

Book Discussion Groups! Here’s what they read and discussed in 2015:

2015 Famous Books Discussion Selections Jan/Fed: Ulysses Mar: Apr: The Confidence Man by Herman Melville May: Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie Jun/July: Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Harding Aug/Sept: Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee Oct: Nov:

2015 Science Book Club Selections Jan: Inheritance: How Our Genes Change Our Lives Feb: Rethinking Aging Mar: Tale of 7 Elements Apr: Seeds of Deception May: The Hot Zone June/July: 2014 Science Writings Aug: Taking Sudoku Seriously Sept: Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Oct: Survival of the Sickest Nov: Winter World

Donation Time The cost of printing and mailing the Times of Shrewsbury is made possible through advertising and your donations. Donors are recognized for the remainder of the cal-endar year in which their donation is received. However, if we receive your donation before the end of this year, we will list your name on the donor page for the remainder of 2014 and all of 2015! All donations are appreciated no matter when they are received!

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SHREWSBURY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Dec 5 7pm *Silent Auction & Cookie Swap Holiday Celebration at the Library Dec 8 5pm Conservation Commission meets at 450 Frank Lord Road Dec 8 12noon Senior Lunch at The Doll House in Stafford Tech. Call Bud Clark 776-1067 if you

want to attend. Bring a fun gift no more than $5 Dec 10 6:30pm Winter Concert at the Shrewsbury Mountain School Dec 12 10am *Lego Club meets at the Library Dec 13 8am-2pm *Snow-Birds Snowmobile Safety Course; to register call Dave Blecich at 492-3782 Dec 21 TBD 2nd Annual Singing on the Solstice; Watch for details on posters around Town Dec 23 9-11am *Speical Holiday Story Hour & crafts at the Library Dec 24 7pm *Community Christmas Eve Candle Light Service at Shrewsbury Community Church Jan 13 12noon Prayer Shawl group meets at home of Judy Pitts 775-0678 Jan 17 4pm *Famous Book Discussion Group meets at the Library Jan 22 7:30pm *Program on New Developments in Solar Energy at the Library Jan 23 6:30pm *Dance Party at the Meeting House on Lottery Road Jan 24 4pm *Science Book Club meets at the Library Jan 25 5pm *Paperwork due at Town Office to place name on March 1, 2016 annual mtg ballot Jan 31 *Absentee ballots for the Town Meeting and Presidential Primary available. *see elsewhere in newsletter for details

Deadline for submission to Times of Shrewsbury is

by 5:00pm on the 20th

of each month.

CHRISTMAS

TIMES OF SHREWSBURY Is online at the town website at www.shrewsburyvt.org

REGULAR MEETINGS and EVENTS Board of Selectmen Meeting 1st & 3rd Wednesdays—7:00pm at Town Office Bone Builders Tuesdays & Thursdays—9:00am at Meeting House Library Trustees’ Meeting 2nd Tuesday—7:00pm at Shrewsbury Library Mill River Union School Board Mtg 1st & 3rd Wednesdays—7:00pm at Mill River Union High School Pierce’s Store Take-Out Meals Friday nights Planning Commission 1st & 3rd Mondays—7:30pm at Town Office Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) Sundays—10:00am at Shrewsbury Library, upstairs Shrewsbury Community Church Worship Sundays—10:30am at Shrewsbury Center Church Shrewsbury Historical Society Museum Closed for season; to schedule access call 492-3324 Shrewsbury School District Board Mtg 1st Monday & 3rd Tuesday—6:30pm Shrewsbury Sno-Birds 2nd Tuesdays—7:00pm at Southside Restaurant, Rutland Shrewsbury Volunteer Fire Dept. Thursdays—7:00pm at Cuttingsville Station Conservation Commission 1ST Tuesday—5:15pm at 450 Frank Lord Road

________________________________________________________________________ Shrewsbury Town Website: www.shrewsburyvt.org

Town Clerk’s Office 492-3511 Mon-Thurs 9am-3pm; Closed Friday Town Treasurer’s Office 492-3558 or 492-3487 Wed 5pm-7pm Transfer Station Sun 8am-4pm & Wed 1pm-7pm Shrewsbury Town Library 492-3410 Mon, Fri & Sat 10am-Noon Tues & Thurs 7pm-9pm Wed 10am-5pm and 7pm-9pm

Cuttingsville Post Office 492-3585 Window (Retail) Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am-10:30am and 11:30pm-2:30pm Saturday 8am-11am Lobby Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30am-5pm & Saturday 7:30am-11am Meeting House 492-6050 (Reservations: 492-3361) Emergency Management Bert Potter 773-2272 Ambulance 773-1700 GrMP power outage 1-800-451-2877 Medical—Fire—Police Emergency Dial 911 Rutland Hospital 775-7111 10/20/15

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2016 Annual Town Meeting & Presidential Primary For those Townspeople who are considering running for an Elected Office for the Town or are interested in joining one of the Boards or Commissions of the Town, below is information as to what you need to do and the deadlines for submitting paperwork. If you have any questions or want more information, contact the Town Clerk. Elected Officers. Requires a Nominating petition signed by nine (9) legal voters of Shrewsbury (5% of Checklist) as well as a Consent of Candidate Form by 5pm January 25, 2016 in order for the name to be placed on the March 1, 2016 Annual Meeting Ballot.

Moderator (1 yr.) Selectboard (3 yr.) Auditor (2 yr.) Auditor (3 yr.) Lister (2 yr.) Lister (3 yr.) Mountain School Director (3 yr.) Mill River School Director (3 yr.) Town Grand Juror (1 yr.) Town Agent (1 yr.) 1st Constable (1 yr.) 2nd Constable (1 yr.) Cemetery Commissioner (3 yr.)

Appointed Officers If you have interest in serving, please contact the chair of the Board / Commission or a Selectboard member in order to be nominated for an appointment by the Se-lectboard.

Animal Control Officer Conservation Commission (2) Development Review Board Development Review Board Alternate (2) Emergency Management Director Energy Coordinator Fence Viewers (3) Inspector of Lumber, Shingles & Wood Library Board Planning Commission (2) Reginal Ambulance Service Services Officer Solid Waste Alliance Communities Repre-sentative Tree Warden Trustee of the Shrewsbury Community Meeting House Weigher of Coal

Annual Town Meeting and Presidential Primary Elec-tion will be Tuesday March 1, 2016. Polls Open at

10:00am – Close at 7:00pm. Shrewsbury Community Meeting House / 88 Lottery Rd. Please consider being a Poll Worker and or a Ballot Counter!! Absentee Ballots for both the Presidential Primary and the Annual Meeting Election will be available by Janu-ary 31, 2016. Contact the Town Clerk at [emailprotected] or 492-3511 or at My Voter Page - https://mvp.sec.state.vt.us/ (Note: Military and Overseas Presidential Primary Absentee Ballots will be available 1/16/2016)

Submitted by Mark Goodwin, Town Clerk In order to prevent any confusion about how many punches are required, we would appreciate it if resi-dents would have their cards stamped before they throw trash down the chute. Also, please keep pets in the vehicle while at the Transfer Station.

Bert Potter

2016 Dog Licenses will be available after January 1

License Fees have increased (State rabies contribution): $ 9.00 Altered (Spayed / Neutered) $13.00 Intact Late Fee (After April 1) $13.00 Altered (Spayed / Neutered) $17.00 Intact

Homestead Exemption Please be sure to file the Homestead Declara-tion (State website is www.tax.vermont.gov) and the Property Tax Adjustment form if you qualify. Vermont State phone at 802-828-2865 or 866-828-2865 (toll free in VT) for information or help. 2015 Homestead Declaration and Property Tax Ad-justment Claim Filing online is easy, quick, and free!

2015 Vermont Homestead Declaration Form HS-122 Section A

Vermont resident homeowners must annually file a Declaration of Homestead on their principal dwelling as of April 1, 2015. Grand list classification does not change after October 15, 2015.

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The Shrewsbury Planning Commission

invites you to an information

“Giving and Gathering” Session on the

Shrewsbury Town Plan

Monday, May 20 at 7:30pm At the Meeting House on Lottery Road

This is an informal meeting to discuss proposed revisions to the Town Plan. The draft document is posted on the town website and limited hard copies are available at the Town Office. Note that the re-quired formal public hearings will be held later in the year.

Submitted by Laura Black

Green Up 2013

It�s Green Up time again! Please save the morn-ing of Saturday, May 4 to enjoy a breakfast at the Town Hall, choose a route, and head out to pick up trash along Shrewsbury roads. This is certainly a labor of love for our Town. The Conservation Commission is deeply grateful to those people who take the time to participate.

Saturday, May 4 Breakfast 8–10am

Trash sorting at Transfer Station 10am–1pm (Volunteers Needed!)

Thanks from Your Conservation Commission! For questions: [emailprotected] or 492-2255

Submitted by Cynthia Thornton

Solar Power Information NightTuesday, May 7 at 7:00pm

On Tuesday, May 7, at 7:00pm the Shrewsbury Conservation Commission will host a Solar Power Information Night.

We will have speakers from the industry (including Shrewsbury's own Davis Terrill) as well as local homeowners who have experience with solar power.

This is your opportunity to get your questions an-swered and to learn more about leasing options, bulk buying solar farms, etc.

What can Shrewsbury do to increase solar power usage in our town? Come to the Town Meeting House on May 7th and let’s find out together!

Questions? Call Lily French at 492-3304.

News from The Transfer Station

Paper: Put newspaper in newspaper area only. If it’s put in the white paper bin or the magazine bin, then I have to remove it. Cardboard: Flatten cardboard before putting it in the baler. It should not be any larger than the baler and should be folded to fit. There were some really freezing days this winter, and it’s good to have warm hands again! Now that it’s warmer weather, please take time to put things in their proper place when you come to the Trans-fer Station. Let me know if I can help you.

Thanks, Bob Perry

Hazardous Waste Collection Day Hazardous Waste Collection Day at the Shrews-bury Transfer Station is scheduled for:

June 22, 2013 at 1:00-3:30pm Please note that residents can attend Hazardous Waste Collection dates at ANY of the Towns in the Rutland County SWAC network, not just the ones scheduled in their Town. Also, residents have year-round access to the Rutland County Solid Waste District’s hazardous waste facility. For more infor-mation visit: www.rutlandcountyswac.org.

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Shrewsbury Library’s Holiday Celebration

Saturday, December 5th

Starting at 7pm

Silent Auction and

11th Annual Cookie Swap

Please support us by bidding on any one of our splendid donations found upstairs at the Silent Auction

Bake your favorite cookie, the one you do best

Bring 3-6 dozen to share with the guests What a wonderful way to mingle and share!

Relish some music by Marcos Levy in the Great Room,

while savoring some refreshments

For more information on the event or if you would like to support us by making a donation:

Email: [emailprotected] or Call: 492-3410

CHRISTMAS

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Christmas arrived early for your volunteer firefighters this year. Craig Reynolds of Reynolds and Son, also a firefighter from Rutland Town, got to play the role of Santa Claus. On Thursday evening, November 19 Santa arrived at the Cuttingsville Station and made our wishes come true by delivering what we had asked for: new air packs meeting the most recent safety stand-ards, to replace the 20 year old obsolete units present-ly on our trucks. The good news for taxpayers (all of us) is that FEMA has agreed to provide SVFD with $52,381 in Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) to largely finance the acquisition. Members introduced themselves to the new equipment that evening, and will continue training in December with the goal of hav-ing the new units in service by the end of the year. Ah, training. On November 5, fourteen of our members completed a nine hour course entitled Introduction to the Incident Command System -- ICS 100 for short. All passed the course and received certificates. Others either have or expect to complete this course in the near future. Our certified instructor -- Lt. Timothy Oli-ver, Commander of the Vermont State Police Rocking-ham Barracks -- has agreed to return in January to provide us with an additional 12 hours of training build-ing on what we have learned -- a course entitled ICS 200. FEMA mandates that all first responders take and complete both courses. What we are learning is inter-esting and worthwhile, but it involves quite a time commitment by volunteers with day jobs and families. Shrewsbury is truly lucky to have so many dedicated volunteers. When you see one of our members, thank him for his service. (New volunteers of both genders are welcome!) Projects are also underway at both Fire Stations. A new furnace is being installed in Cuttingsville, which will burn propane rather that heating oil. Our Stations Committee recommended the conversion and re-placement of the present furnace as a way of saving money. A propane-fired generator is also being in-stalled at our Northam Station. Our volunteers have been working recently on these conversions, and hope to complete the projects in December. If you notice some activity passing by, now you will know what is going on. Then there is time spent on fundraising. In December, we will get together and send out a mailer seeking tax-deductible donations to help us defray the cost of equipment not covered by our FEMA grant -- your con-

sideration will be appreciated. The NASCAR Sprint Cup and SVFD's popular Race Pool are coming to an exciting conclusion -- in December we will also con-vene to mail out checks and T-shirts to the winners. Good luck to all entrants. Thanks also to all of you who participated in our fall Fuel Raffle fundraiser. The win-ners: Shrewsbury's own Karen Carrara won a cord of firewood donated by Severy Brothers; Joyce Brimley of Rutland won 100 gallons of heating oil donated by Johnson Energy; and Doug Andrews of Chittenden won a ton of wood pellets donated by Vermont Wood Pellet Co. Special thanks to our generous sponsors. What else? Oh, yes -- fighting fires and such. We re-sponded to a house fire in September and large barn fire in October. Nothing so major this November -- at least, as of the time this article is submitted. We have been called to motor vehicle accidents. Please drive carefully and safely, especially with winter weather due to arrive any day now. Clean your chimneys. Make sure your alarms work. Knowing how efficient our Times editors are, we ex-pect a greeting of HAPPY THANKSGIVING will be timely. Likewise -- Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, and Happy New Year. Until the next edition of the Times arrives -- STAY FIRE SAFE!

Submitted for SVFD by Barry Griffith

Eldred & Lily French and Podge Sirjane singing at last year’s Singing on the Solstice

Singing on the Solstice

The Shrewsbury Community Carol Sing will be on the Solstice this year: Monday, December 21. Mark on your calendars! It will be fun and festive!!! More infor-mation will be provided via flyers, emails and word of mouth. Look for more information on the post office bulletin board, Pierce's Store and the Meeting House.

Submitted by Stacy McKiernan

Book Reviews from the Library— Two ways to share: Please share your book reviews by writing them in the journals kept at the front desk at the Library or email to [emailprotected] THANK YOU!

Book reviews are compiled by Marilyn Dalick

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From the Library— Shrewsbury’s REVIEW OF BOOKS

This is a selection of reviews from our “Readers’ Pick” journal kept at the Library. Thanks to all the contributors! Thanks to all our Reviewers this month!

Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer

by Lynne Cox !!!!!

Great story (true) of Lynne’s intensity, endurance, perse-verance and humility as she takes on long-distance swimming in the most unlikely places—the Bering Strait, the Straits of Magellan, and yes—ultimately, Antarctica. Fueled by the words of a teammate’s mother that she’d someday swim the English Channel, she does that—setting a world record at age 15—and way more. Sci-ence, geography and human nature rolled into one.

Reviewed by Martha Sirjane

Where Did I Leave My Glasses? The Where, When, and Why of Normal Memory Loss

by Martha Weinman Lear !!!

This is a good book! Reviewed by Barbara Griffith

Murder in the Marais Murder in Belleville

Murder in the Rue du Paradis by Cara Black (mysteries set in Paris)

!!!!! I LOVE these! I read one on a plane to California, and one coming back—and couldn’t stop reading.

Reviewed by Joan Aleshire

The Beautiful Mysteries by Louise Penny

!! Spellbinding setting—a monastery deep in the forests of northern Quebec—an intriguing premise—a monk has been murdered in the monastery garden—that calls on the skills of the kindly, calm (but haunted) Chief Inspec-tor Armand Gamache. The plot is intricate without being compelling, though—and it gets hard to tell one monk from another! The Chief Inspector is good company, if this mystery, with its DaVinci Code echoes, seems unin-spired. Reviewed by Joan Aleshire

Book Reviews Compiled by Marilyn Dalick

!!!!! Fantastic! !!!! Compelling, page-turner !!! Enjoyable !! Just O.K. ! Not recommended

MARDI GRAS 2013

Saturday, April 27, 2013 7pm to ??

at Town Hall

Music by The Shrewsbury Community Blues Band

Helpers Needed! • CALLERS to ask local folks to bring

food items for attendees to eat • DECORATORS to decorate Town

Hall in festive MARDI GRAS style • COLLECTORS of admission money • KITCHEN / CLEANER UPPERS to

serve food and drinks and help clean up after

• FACE PAINTER for the kids young and old!

• FORTUNE TELLER in your own little grotto

• SOLICITORS request and/or pick up donations from grocery stores, etc.

• MASK SELLER masks will be on hand for sale

Please call Fran Patten, 492-3706 or Roxanne Ramah, 492-3675 to volun-teer. Thank you!

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Call Joyce at 492-3542

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Dear Shrewsbury Times Readers: I am so grateful for the wonderful cards, prayers, and messages of care as I underwent over a month of pain, successful spinal surgery, and an ongoing recovery.

Rene Pollock Hi: I’d like to put in an appreciation for the Transfer Station. They’re always friendly and helpful. Bob has been especially kind. As a newer Shrewsbury resident, I’ve greatly appreciated the support, education, and helpfulness. Thank you, Guys!

Lana Vanucchi

“Nursery School” at the Town Office after renovation “NURSERY SCHOOL” RENOVATION Those of you who saw the “Nursery School” section of the Town Office prior to the renovation know that it was in great need of a facelift. The Nursery School serves as one of the two official emergency shelters for the Town of Shrewsbury (the Cuttingsville Fire Station is the other). In its capacity as a shelter, the Nursery School is tied in to the standby generator along with the Town Office, contains a bathroom and shower for use by residents using the shelter and has floor space for sleeping accommodations. It has been used as an office by the Emergency Management Director and Coordinator where it saw a lot of use during the aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene, and is used as a work area by the Board of Auditors during audits and preparation of the Annual Report. The intent of the Nursery School renovation was to upgrade the space to the same standard as the Town Of-fice. Work involved: carpentry work as needed, replacing the entry door, window repair for easy opening, re-moving old carpet and replacing with a wood floor, repairing and reinstalling the drop ceiling along with the ceiling lights, installing Exit and Emergency lighting, electrical work which also involved running data cable to the room, and finally dry wall patching and painting. Alternative funds from the Stoudt Bridge FEMA Work Pro-ject were used to help pay for the renovation. Local contractors Aaron Schneider, Greg Miller and Dan Sgalia performed the general labor, carpentry and painting tasks while Dave Hans did the electrical work; Tabita Souza of Cold River Services completed the clean-up work. Now, in addition to use by the Office of Emergency Management and the Board of Auditors, the Town Treas-urer’s office has been moved to the Nursery School so keep that in mind when you have an appointment with Linda; she will not be in her usual spot! --Submitted by Aaron Korzun and Rich Biziak; Photo by Rich Biziak

Zoning Note:

Dear Townspeople, Perhaps you have noticed the number of new storage buildings that have appeared now that the leaves have fallen, I have. Any structure on your property that is larger than 8x8 ft. needs to adhere to the property setbacks (different in each zoning district) and they need a permit. You may say, “But my storage building is really a shipping container or truck trailer, not a structure or my storage build-ing is not permanent so it doesn’t need a permit". In fact all of these are structures that most likely needed a permit. Please give me a call, if you think you may have needed one. I will be sending letters out in the New Year for buildings I see that have not applied for permits.

Thank you, Adrienne Raymond, Zoning Adminis-trator

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As the Legislature approaches our January start, many issues are part of our discussions right now. Our fiscal challenges are clear with annual commitments to fund pensions, education, and increases in Medicaid. The Budget Adjustment Bill will require nearly $20 million dollars unless the end of December revenue upgrade is encouraging. The ongoing savings that we look for have been elusive. Any proposed reductions in spend-ing have brought cries from each of those affected. The Education Reform Bill that passed last May has caused much concern from our School boards trying to understand how to best utilize its incentives. At a time when they are working on next year’s budget, it would make sense to delay implementation for a year. First, our boards were dealing with a lack of guidance, and second the spending cap penalties are likely unconsti-tutional. The absence of the requested study produces no information on the potential savings from mergers. We also need to allow more time with so little agree-ment on an issue like school choice. My Committee on Government Operations plans to propose bills that address access tovital records and the creation of an ethics commission. The vital records bill is a renewed attempt to limit access to certified cop-

ies of birth and death records. We understand that 47 states already limit who can request certified copies and hope to get this finalized. There has been a lot of discussion about how elected officials should handle issues that affect themselves. From voting on financial gain to helping a personal cause, we want to have a discussion about policing ourselves. I want to promote a discussion about a pension plan for new employees to our three publically financed sys-tems. There is a multi-billion dollar unfunded liability in our pension benefit and retiree health care benefit plans. My goal is to create a hybrid plan, similar to oth-er states that will provide the best advice and keep management fees low to protect the investments. Many issues will be confronted between January and May, and I hope you contact me about the ones im-portant to you. You can contact me with a message at 802-259-2460 or [emailprotected]

Rep. Dennis Devereux for Ludlow, Mount Holly, and Shrewsbury

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Shriner Hospital for Children provides specialty care to children up to age 21 with

orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. All care and services are delivered in a family-centered environment. To learn more or to refer a patient, visit shrinershospitalforchildren.org to locate a hospital near you or call 800-237-5055.

PP Bob Ferguson, Cairo Shriners, Rutland

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!!! Potentate!Bob!Ferguson,!Cairo!Shriners,!Rutland!!! !Shriner!Hospital!for!Children!provides!specialty!care!to!children!up!to!age!21!with!orthopedic!conditions,!burns,!spinal!cord!injuries,!and!cleft!lip!and!palate,!regardless!of!the!families!ability!to!pay.!!All!care!and!services!are!delivered!in!a!familyDcentered!environment.!To!learn!more!about!our!services,!or!to!refer!a!patient,!visit!shrinershospitalforchildren.org!to!locate!a!hospital!near!you.!!Or!call!800D237D5055!in!the!U.S.!or!800D361D7256!Canada!!

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!!! Potentate!Bob!Ferguson,!Cairo!Shriners,!Rutland!!! !Shriner!Hospital!for!Children!provides!specialty!care!to!children!up!to!age!21!with!orthopedic!conditions,!burns,!spinal!cord!injuries,!and!cleft!lip!and!palate,!regardless!of!the!families!ability!to!pay.!!All!care!and!services!are!delivered!in!a!familyDcentered!environment.!To!learn!more!about!our!services,!or!to!refer!a!patient,!visit!shrinershospitalforchildren.org!to!locate!a!hospital!near!you.!!Or!call!800D237D5055!in!the!U.S.!or!800D361D7256!Canada!!

JOHN C. STEWART & SON, INC. Celebrating 100 YEARS as your family owned Ford Store

Come join the family! Full line of Ford Cars, SUVs, Crossovers, and Trucks

As always—Service After the Sale!

Route 103, Cuttingsville, VT 05738 Sales: (802) 492-3312 ! Service: (802) 492-3332

[emailprotected]

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Johnson’s Landscaping Matthew Johnson Owner/Operator

(802)855-1561

(Alt)(802)353-7972

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Tree removal

Yearly and seasonal cleaning

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Firewood

And much more…

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MESSAGE FROM MONTPELIER

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# 1 Again! Defending 2014 Italian American Club Champs capture the 2015 Bocce Championship. Shrewsbury Women’s Bocce Team won both the League and Championship Title with a 25-3 record this season. Pictured are team members Sharon Winnicki, Wendy Stewart, Lynn Hennessey, Susanna Jesser McGown, Teri Gil-dersleeve, Lisa King, Christine Stewart, and Betsy Jesser (Barbara Ferguson who wasn’t present for the photo).

Submitted by Betsy Jesser

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The Shrewsbury Community Carol Sing will be on the Solstice this year, Monday, December 21st. Mark on your calendars! It will be fun and festive!!! More infor-mation will be provided via flyers, emails and word of mouth. Look for more information on the post office bulletin board, Pierce's Store and the Meeting House. Eldred & Lily French and Podge Sirjane singing at last

year’s Singing on the Solstice.

SILENT AUCTION ITEMS These items plus many more will be available at the Silent Auction & Cookie Swap on Saturday,

December 5 at the Shrewsbury Library!

• $40 Gift Certificate--Thrive Center • Winter keeper veggies--Caravan Gardens • "Reader" Necklace--Farrow Gallery • $10 Gift Certificate--The Hanger Cafe • $30 Gift Certificate--Bald Mountain Farm • $40 Gift Certificate--Green Mtn. Fresh • $50 Gift Certificate--Cuttings in the Ville • $50 Gift Certificate--The Rustic Rooster • Maple sugar, fudge, and sugars--Kruegar-Norton

Sugar House • Basket tote, alpaca wool hat, & knome--Liesbeth

Van der Heijden • Balinese Farmer’s Hat--Sandy Bragg • Boot Jack--Grace Brigham • Burton Snowboard--Ed Hemmer • Case of 12 jars of jam/jelly--Gloria’s Pantry • Catered and delivered meal for 8--Heather Shay • Cherry Bowl--Nature's Turn • Comfort Box Beef--Smith Maple Crest Farm • Fermented local Cider--Sandy Bragg • Four course dinner for 6--Sally Deinzer • Four quarts sweet cider--Peter Grace • Gift Certificate--Sal’s South • Hand Knotted 2’10” x 4’1” Herati--James McKain • Hand Woven Table Runner/Scarf--Ginny Buckley • Hand Woven Table Scarf or Kitchen Towel--Ginny

Buckley • Hand-made Pottery item--Carl Buffum • Maple Syrup, popcorn and cream--Stewart’s Maple • Massage--Rachelle Patton • Mug--Gretchen Gould • Ninety minute Integrated Positional Therapy ses-

sion--Vickie Gillhouse • One hour Baroque Chamber Music--Roxanne

Ramah • Porcelain wood-fired mixing bowl--Maya Zelkin

Pottery

• Several works of art --Penelope Weiss • Three fabric bags--Doris Perry • Three sets of metal maple leaves--Wayne Jones

Creations • Two Night B&B Stay--High Pastures B&B • Two single-day 2015-16 Adult Lift Tickets--Okemo • Vermont State Vehicle Inspection--Hillside Vehicle

Services • Zac Grace glass--Zac Grace

Lego Club At the Shrewsbury Library Saturday, December 12

10:00-11:30 All school age children are welcome.

Younger children are also welcome when ac-companied by a parent.

Come, discover, explore and create

with Legos.

Questions? Please call:Doris Perry 492-3440, Linda Olney 492-3513, or Carol Goodwin 747-

0192

Carols at Dusk on the Solstice

Dance Party

at the Town Hall/Meeting House

Saturday - January 23 starting at 6:30pm

Bring the whole family and come

dance to a mix of motown, hiphop, country, and more

Why? Because winter is long and sometimes you just need to dance

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Coming into the Country,

Levels of the Game, A Sense of Where You Are, and

The Pine Barrens by John McPhee

★★★★★ There is no better writer than John McPhee, so when I was in-between books recently, I found a copy of Com-ing into the Country on my book shelf and thought I’d re-read it. Its fifth printing was in 1978, but it still reads like silk. This book is about Alaska and Alaskans, and McPhee’s visual precision and grace of language does its vast subject matter justice. It would be interesting to know if the Alaska of today still bears a resemblance to the Alaska of the 70s—or if indeed McPhee is even still alive. I have some Googling to do! John McPhee used to be a staff writer for The New Yorker, and he’s a pro-lific author. One of the twelve books he has written was a fascinating one about tennis, called Levels of the Game. It focused on a match, point for point, between the liberal Arthur Ashe and the conservative Clark Graebner, and its premise was how their personalities showed up in their playing styles. He wrote another “sports book” about former basketball great Bill Brad-ley book about the famous Pine Barrens in New Jer-sey (The Pine Barrens). The New York Times’ review said… “It will be a long time before another book ap-pears to equal the literary quality and human compas-sion of this one...” Any of John McPhee’s books would be a real treat to read. --Reviewed by Marilyn Dalick Dorothy Canfield Books at the Library

The Shrewsbury Library Children's area now has all 30 nominated books for 2015-2016. Come by the library and

see the list of books on our new bulletin board. The Dorothy Canfield Fisher (DCF) Book Award was created to honor excellence in children's literature. Each year since 1957, Vermont students in grades four through eight have selected their favorite book from a list of 30 nominees. It is recommended that students read at least five of the year's nominated ti-tles before voting.

Books & Magainzes for Visually Impaired The Vermont Department of Libraries provides reading materials (at no charge) in alternate formats to individ-uals who are unable to read standard print materials because of a visual or physical disability. Services in-clude digital audio books (talking books) and playback machines, large-print books, braille books and print-braille picture books, audio-described videos and DVDs. We also have a large selection of magazines in both braille and digital audio. All services are totally free. If you or any of your friends or relatives might qualify and benefit from these services, email the li-brary at [emailprotected] or call 802-828-3273 or 1-800-479-1711 to get an application. Applications are also available at the Shrewsbury Library.

!!Book Reviews from the Library— Book lovers! Please share your book reviews by writing them in the journals kept at the front desk at the Library or e-mailing them to [emailprotected]

Book reviews are compiled by Marilyn Dalick

★★★★★ Fantastic! ★★★★ Compelling, page-turner ★★★ Enjoyable ★★ Just O.K. ★ Not recommended

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The Shrewsbury Community Carol Sing will be on the Solstice this year, Monday, December 21st. Mark on your calendars! It will be fun and festive!!! More infor-mation will be provided via flyers, emails and word of mouth. Look for more information on the post office bulletin board, Pierce's Store and the Meeting House. Eldred & Lily French and Podge Sirjane singing at last

year’s Singing on the Solstice.

SILENt AUCTION ITEMS

These items plus many more will be available at the Silent Auction & Cookie Swap on Saturday,

December 5 at the Shrewsbury Library!

• $40 Gift Certificate--Thrive Center • Winter keeper veggies--Caravan Gardens • "Reader" Necklace--Farrow Gallery • $10 Gift Certificate--The Hanger Cafe • $30 Gift Certificate--Bald Mountain Farm • $40 Gift Certificate--Green Mtn. Fresh • $50 Gift Certificate--Cuttings in the Ville • $50 Gift Certificate--The Rustic Rooster • Maple sugar, fudge, and sugars--Kruegar-Norton

Sugar House • Basket tote, alpaca wool hat, & knome--Liesbeth

Van der Heijden • Balinese Farmer’s Hat--Sandy Bragg • Boot Jack--Grace Brigham • Burton Snowboard--Ed Hemmer • Case of 12 jars of jam/jelly--Gloria’s Pantry • Catered and delivered meal for 8--Heather Shay • Cherry Bowl--Nature's Turn • Comfort Box Beef--Smith Maple Crest Farm • Fermented local Cider--Sandy Bragg • Four course dinner for 6--Sally Deinzer • Four quarts sweet cider--Peter Grace • Gift Certificate--Sal’s South • Hand Knotted 2’10” x 4’1” Herati Rug f--James

McKain • Hand Woven Table Runner/Scarf--Ginny Buckley • Hand Woven Table Scarf or Kitchen Towel--Ginny

Buckley • Hand-made Pottery item--Carl Buffum • Maple Syrup, popcorn and cream--Stewart’s Maple • Massage--Rachelle Patton • Mug--Gretchen Gould • Ninety minute Integrated Positional Therapy ses-

sion--Vickie Gillhouse • One hour Baroque Chamber Music--Roxanne

Ramah • Porcelain wood-fired mixing bowl--Maya Zelkin

Pottery

• Several works of art --Penelope Weiss • Three fabric bags--Doris Perry • Three sets of metal maple leaves--Wayne Jones

Creations • Two Night B&B Stay--High Pastures B&B • Two single-day 2015-16 Adult Lift Tickets--Okemo • Vermont State Vehicle Inspection--Hillside Vehicle

Services • Zac Grace glass--Zac Grace

Lego Club At the Shrewsbury Library Saturday, December 12

10:00-11:30 All school age children are welcome.

Younger children are also welcome when ac-companied by a parent.

Come, discover, explore and create

with Legos.

Questions? Please call:Doris Perry 492-3440, Linda Olney 492-3513, or Carol Goodwin 747-

0192

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~~For Sale~~

Horse Drawn Sleigh $400.00

Call 492.3662 if interested

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THANKS to everyone who donated to the COOKIE SWAP & SILENT AUCTION – coming up on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5 -- with goods, services, and organization, especially Lisa, and Gail, her se-cond-in-command. We look forward to seeing every-one there! THE FIRST ANNUAL LIBRARY HAUNTED HOUSE was a great success! Thanks to everyone who deco-rated the building, created the maze for younger kids and the scary tent for older ones, dressed in costume (all those unrecognizable witches!), and came to join in. There were so many people of all ages that we don’t have an accurate count, but are sure it had the best attendance of any children’s event ever. THANK YOU to MICHAEL WELLS for a wonderful talk about growing up in London during World War II: a sto-ry of courage, community effort, and resilience. Thank you to Shrewsbury Community Church for allowing us to use the church that evening, and to the Meeting House Committee for the use of the hall; we appreciat-ed having the extra space! Coming Events: Friday, January 22 @ 7:30pm in the Library Meeting Room: DAVIS TERRILL, solar engineer, will talk about new developments in solar technology, funding, and small community projects. Please be aware that our seating is limited, and come early to be sure of a place. Continuing Programs: (No Book Clubs in December) Sunday, January 17 @ 4pm: Famous Books Book Club: “KING LEAR” by William Shakespeare. Books are available in the Library; call Joan if we’ve run out of copies (492-3550). Readers may also be interested in The Year of Lear: 1606 by James Shapiro. Sunday, January 24 @ 4pm: Science Book Club: Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution by Neil DeGrasse Tyson Please Alternate Wednesdays: QUILTERS’ GROUP. All wel-come; please call Donna for information (773-7403). COMPUTER CHALLENGED? Please call the Library -- 492-3410 -- and we’ll connect you to an instructor!

New Books include: ! The Living Bird by Gerrit Vyn of the Cornell Institute

for Ornithology: beautiful photographs of birds, with essays by Barbara Kingsolver and other observant writers.

! Dear Mr. You by Mary Louise Parker, a memoir in the form of letters to the men in her life, including her father, by the acclaimed actress.

! Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving: another wild ride of a novel by the author of The World Accord-ing to Garp and The Cider House Rules.

! Bastards of the Reagan Era by Reginald Dwayne Betts: one of the most powerful books of poems in years, by a poet who advocates for juvenile justice, and studies law at Yale.

! My Kitchen Year by Ruth Reichl: a memoir by the food writer, about finding a way forward after the loss of her job.

New DVDs include: ! Homeland, Season 4: the latest with Claire Danes. ! I’ll See You in My Dreams with Blythe Danner: a

late-in-life romantic comedy. ! Mad Men: The Final Season, Part 2”: The very end

of this addictive series. (A new season of Downton Abbey comes out early in 2016!)

! Southpaw with Jake Gyllenhaal: a gritty and mov-ing boxing drama.

Submitted by Joan Aleshire

6 Times of Shrewsbury December 2014

Library News Submitted by Joan Aleshire

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#1 Again!

Defending 2014 Italian American Club Champs capture the 2015 Bocce Championship. Shrewsbury Women’s Bocce Team won both the League and Championship Title with a 25-3 record this season. Pictured are team members Sharon Winnicki, Wendy Stewart, Lynn Hennessey, Susanna Jesser McGown, Teri Gil-dersleeve, Lisa King, Christine Stewart, and Betsy Jesser (Barbara Ferguson who wasn’t present for the photo).

Submitted by Betsy Jesser

Enjoy the Northam Trails This Winter!

Carols at Dusk on the Solstice

Donation Time The cost of printing and mailing the Times of Shrewsbury is made possible through advertising and your donations. Donors are recognized for the remainder of the cal-endar year in which their donation is received. However, if we receive your donation before the end of this year, we will list your name on the donor page for the remainder of 2014 and all of 2015! All donations are appreciated no matter when they are received!

Join one of the Shrewsbury Library

Book Discussion Groups! Here’s what they read and discussed in 2015:

2015 Famous Books Discussion Selections Jan/Feb/Mar: Ulysses Apr: The Confidence Man May: Haroun and the Sea of Stories Jun/July/Aug: Far From the Madding Crowd Sept: Go Set A Watchman and To Kill A Mockingbird Oct/Nov: Invisible Man

2015 Science Book Club Selections Jan: Inheritance: How Our Genes Change Our Lives Feb: Rethinking Aging Mar: Tale of 7 Elements Apr: Seeds of Deception May: The Hot Zone JuneJul: 2014 Science Writings Aug: Taking Sudoku Seriously Sept: Sapiens--A Brief History of Humankind Oct: Survival of the Sickest Nov: Winter World

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PLACES TO CALL OUR OWN In the past, every year during our March trek to the vot-ing booths there it was: a high numbered officially

warned article “Shall the Town authorize the Selectboard to acquire land for a municipal forest to promote reforesta-tion, water conser-vation, and good forestry practices.” This item first ap-peared in Town Re-ports in 1951 when

the Vermont statutes regarding municipal forests were changed to require it. But original interest in Town For-ests legislatively began in 1915 with the passage of the Municipal Forest Law authorizing Towns to purchase land (at least 40 acres) for “growing timber and wood.” The State Forester approved the purchases and his Forestry Department for years offered timber man-agement assistance for Town Forests. When voting on Town Forest land purchase began each March, there were already 68 established Town Forests with 16,000 acres enrolled. While the warned Town Forest article has disappeared from our March duties, the interest in Town Forests has not. Original objectives for a Town Forest (timber production and clean water) have been expanded and now include open space recreation, outdoor education, healthy wildlife habitats, and others that a Town may value, like being able to call a place “our own.” Under this new expanded Town Forest definition there are now 168 Town Forests totaling 168,000 acres. Since 1992 Shrewsbury has added three parcels large enough to be called “forest” and “our own.” Mandigo Meadows (18 acres), Warner Swimming Hole (17 acres), and Shrewsbury Town Forest 120 acres) are a part of this total. On November 7th a statewide citizen gathering of Town Forest supporters met at Vermont Technical College to celebrate the”2015 Town Forest Summit-100 Years of Town Forests”. The Association of Vermont Con-servation Commissions sponsored and hosted the event as a part of their annual meeting which included Conservation Commissions from across Vermont. Connie Youngstrom and Louise Duda attended the meeting to help celebrate Town Forests and returned to our Conservation Commission enthusiastic about celebrating, invigorating, and making greater use of ours. So stay tuned and celebrate a great program that has survived a century.

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Hours by Appointment Call for a Visit !

Gloria’s Pantry

Christmas Cookies

Bring a platter or tin and fill it up!

Choose a selection from our website or stop by the shop!

Website: www.gloriapantry.com

Phone: 492-8700

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Gloria’s Pantry

Time is moving fast, and it’s not too early to order your

Holiday Pies from Gloria's Pantry!

Call 492-8700

GRASS FED

GROUND LAMB FOR SALE

$6.99 per pound (excellent lamburger

recipe included)

High Pastures

Hull and Taffy Maynard 773-2087

[emailprotected]

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Shriner Hospital for Children provides specialty care to children up to age 21 with

orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. All care and services are delivered in a family-centered environment. To learn more or to refer a patient, visit shrinershospitalforchildren.org to locate a hospital near you or call 800-237-5055.

PP Bob Ferguson, Cairo Shriners, Rutland

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JOHN C. STEWART & SON, INC. Celebrating 100 YEARS as your family owned Ford Store

Come join the family! Full line of Ford Cars, SUVs, Crossovers, and Trucks

As always—Service After the Sale!

Route 103, Cuttingsville, VT 05738 Sales: (802) 492-3312 ! Service: (802) 492-3332

[emailprotected]

Times of Shrewsbury July 2015

Johnson’s Landscaping Matthew Johnson Owner/Operator

(802)855-1561

(Alt)(802)353-7972

Tree trimming

Tree removal

Yearly and seasonal cleaning

Sur-pak driveways

Firewood

And much more…

We offer senior and contract discounts call and get your FREE quote today!!

Refer a friend for cash, call for details

Fully Insured

★ Shrewsbury residents receive 10% discount!

Gift Boxes

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A Merry Christmas Greeting

The winds blow strong, the night is cold. The dark is filled with tears. The dear old World the worst, perhaps, its been in all its years. The Winter Solstice offers hope. The hours of light increase. Shine out, new light! Inspire the growth and bloom of Truth and Peace.

Drawing and poem by our President Grace Brigham circa. 2008

Dedication of Museum to Anne (Nancy) Spencer

On Sunday afternoon, November 15, 2015, members, friends and family of Nancy Spencer gathered together in the museum to celebrate the dedication of the mu-seum to Nancy. Nancy is a founding member and if we were not blessed with her, there would be no Historical Society. Back in the early 1970s, Nancy and Arthur Patten started investigating the possibility of forming a Shrewsbury Historical Society and after many meet-ings and letters to the Townspeople; the Society was formed in 1971 with President Arthur Patten, Vice President Margaret Adams, Secretary Nancy Spencer, and Treasurer Fred Gressler. Directors were Sadie Hamilton, George Richards and Dorothy Turnbeau. Committee chairmen and some members at that time: Peg Patten, Phyllis Wells, Frances and George Brigham, Ann (Monte) Coffin, Jim McCullough, Ed Cook, Mitch Spencer, Tom Mitchell, Eloise Barber, Emily and Gloria (Benson) Korngiebel, Donna Smith, Cornelia Riddle, Mary Stapleton and Don Moore. Whenever there is a question about the Town, invaria-bly Nancy can help. She has given of her time, effort and energy, all voluntary, to the formation and continu-ing success of the Shrewsbury Historical Society and museum. We thank you, Nancy, from the bottom of our hearts.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

Submitted by Ruth Winkler

And from Trustee Fran Patten,

written years ago From our home on the mountain, tucked among trees We’re nudged by the spring and summer breeze. We watch the wildlife and get lost in the view Watch the Hummingbirds arrive on cue. We see the leaves float to the ground And flowers that wore their colorful gowns Wilt and wither, lay down their heads In the spring they’ll arise again from their beds. Then the air turns icy and snowflakes fly Stars look brighter ‘gainst the cold, dark sky The mountains don a gossamer veil As lacy snow coats hill and dale. Suddenly it’s Christmas, exciting and fun We can say "Merry Christmas" to everyone To all of you we hold so dear Stay healthy and safe through the new year.

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‘Tis the season and exciting things are happening! We are preparing for Community Candle Lite Christmas Eve Service 7:00 pm.

Come One, Come All! Christmas Eve at the Church is a very Special Evening. We gather with neighbors and friends to sing carols, hear the Christmas story, the choir, the organ, the bells and enjoy the candle light. The sanctuary is filled with the smell of balsam from fresh balsam wreaths and our amazing Christmas Tree. It truly is a wonder to behold! No matter who you are or where you are on life’s journey you are wel-come here! Please join us for this magical evening. All are Invited to Attend and Participate. If you would like to sing in the choir call Roxanne 492-3675 or Rita 775-2578. If you would like to read call Sue 779-5241 or 492-3738. We enjoyed a wonderful community supper on Nov 7.

Great Mexican Food, Great Desserts, Great Music and Great Company! Thanks to everyone who

cooked, baked, set up, decorated and cleaned up! Thank you to all who made donations to the Commu-

nity Sharing Project!

Community Church Calendar Dec 6 @ 1030am: Worship Service & Holy Communion Rev Bob Boutwell. Bring a non-perishable food item for the food shelf. Dec 13 @ 1030am: Worship Service Rev Skip Dickinson Dec 20 @ 1030am: Service of carols Rita Lane. Come & Request your Favorites! Dec 24 29 @ 7pm: Community Christmas Eve Candle Lite Service. Dec 27: NO SERVICE THIS DAY. Happy Holidays! Jan 3 @1030am: Worship Service & Holy Communion Rev Bob Boutwell. Bring a non-perishable food item for the food shelf. Jan 10 @ 1030am: Worship Service or Community Ser-vice Project to be announced. Jan 13 @ 12noon: Prayer Shawl Meeting @ the home of Judy Pitts 775-0678. Please bring a bag lunch, drinks and dessert provided. Call to let her know if you can come. All Welcome! Come and enjoy the fellowship and the mis-sion. Jan 17@1030am: Worship Service Rev Skip Dickinson. Jan 24 @ 1030am: Worship Service or Community Ser-vice Project to be announced. Jan 31 @ 1030am: Worship Service or Community Ser-vice Project to be announced.

The Shrewsbury Community Church

Compiled by Sue Ransom-Kelley

The sanctuary will soon be adorned with beautiful poinsettias, fresh Shrewsbury balsam wreaths and our spectacular Christmas Tree. Come and see them!

If you would like to have a wreath or poinsettia placed in the sanctuary for the holiday season donations are $10 for a poinsettia or $12 for a wreath. Please make payment to the Shrewsbury Community Church and mail in care of Sue Kelley at PO Box 366 Shrewsbury Vermont 05738 Please indicate your preference for a wreath or poinsettia. Order ____ wreath(s) or ____ Poinsettia(s) In memory of ______________________ or In honor of_____________________ by Donor(s)_______________________________________________________ During the Holiday Season we will be providing gift cards for holiday dinners. If you or a neighbor would like to be included, please call Rita at 775-2578 or Sue at 779-5241. We continue to plan for our Community Sharing Project which will provide gift cards for basic necessities such as; winter boots and clothing for children in Shrewsbury to be distributed during the holiday season. Our ability to provide gift cards is dependent solely upon donations. Please send donations by mail payable to Shrews-bury Community Church in care of Sue Kelley PO Box 366 Cuttingsville, Vt 05738. Call Sue for details 779-5241.

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Peregrin Falcon Brian Jelensits, a guest at Maple Crest B&B, sent this photograph to Donna Smith. He wrote “the peregrine falcon was perched above my head last summer while I was sitting out on your second story deck.” DAR Honors Marjorie Pierce On October 25 the Ann Story Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), held a memorial service and marker dedication at the Northam Ceme-tery for long-time member Marjorie Pierce who passed away in 2001. A DAR grave marker was graciously given by Barbara Griffith. Among the memories shared that day of Marjorie was her taking school children to the Northam Cemetery to place flags on the graves of soldiers who had served in the Military which includes four Revolutionary War Soldiers. (There are also other Revolutionary War soldiers buried in the various Shrewsbury cemeteries.). The dedication was attended by Chapter members and one spouse. We are happy to honor Marjorie who was a Shrewsbury ‘icon’!

Submitted by Nancy West, Historian

New Guide for the Giving Season The Vermont Community Foundation has published Opportunity: 11 Critical Paths for Philanthropy in Ver-mont, a resource to help guide potential donors as they consider which organizations or programs to sup-port. Opportunity identifies 11 issue areas that present es-pecially strong opportunities for charitable giving in Vermont right now. These issues are the challenges that Vermonters think about every day and include bringing quality education to all residents, cleaning up our rivers and lakes, expanding affordable housing, and tackling substance abuse, among others. The 40-page publication offers a concise background on each issue and highlights some successful approaches al-ready underway in towns and cities across the state. Opportunity is available to view or download at no charge through the Vermont Community Foundation website vermontcf.org/uv. For any questions, or to re-ceive printed copies, please contact Margaret Morris at [emailprotected] or 802-388-3355 ext. 285.

Shrewsbury Community Church Community Needs

Wedding, Funeral or Memorial Service Requests: Contact Rita Lane 775-2578 or Sue Kelley 492-3738, 779-5241. Community Helping Hand Requests: Contact Rita Lane 775-2578 or Donna Smith 492-3367 Pastoral Care, Home, Hospital Visitation, Outreach Requests: Contact Rita Lane 775-2578, Roxanne Ramah 492-3675 or Ruth Kinne 775-5318.

FREE COMMUNITY FOOD SHELF at the Library in the front entry way.

All are Welcome to Come in and Help Yourself any time the Library is OPEN

If you have a neighbor who can’t get out and may need some groceries call Sue at 779-5241.

MAPLE SYRUP MAPLE WALNUT FUDGE and MAPLE SUGAR

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SHREWSBURY MOUTAIN SCHOOL NEWS

November is a busy month for this board. We are working on building the 2016/2017 school year budget which in normal years requires a fair amount of predict-ing our possible costs up to 18 months in the future. This year there is more guess work than usual. We have a Teachers’ contract that is not settled, a para-educators’ contract that is not settled, and the possibil-ity of a consolidated board taking over July 1, 2016. If you have questions, suggestions or concerns about consolidation, our budget, or other school related is-sues, please email, call, or attend a regular board meeting. One last thing, don’t forget the Winter Concert on Dec. 10 with an inclement weather (snow) date of Dec. 17. --Submitted by Adrienne Raymond

The following is the same letter that will be sent out soon by the Consolidation Study Committee.

The full governance proposal can be read on the RSSU.org website.

Dear Community Members We hope that these letters are providing the answers you need to make an informed decision on the merger of governance for the school systems of Clarendon, Wallingford, Shrewsbury, Tinmouth, and Mill River Un-ion High School at Town Meeting this coming March. Concerns with the timing of both the proposal and the vote leads to this question: What is the rush? The answer, pure and simple: We are not rushing, we are ready and we prefer a district consolidation that we design ourselves to one thrust upon us by the State in 2018. The Rutland South Supervisory Union (RSSU) has been working for the last decade on various consolida-tions of functions that have made our supervisory un-ion more efficient and pushed our elementary schools to provide a more equal preparation for kids attending Mill River. These consolidations have included:

• Curriculum Alignment at SU level • Combined Professional Development at SU level • Consolidated Special Education at SU level • Combined Teacher Contracts at the Elementary

Level that includes all Special Education Staff • Consolidated Transportation at SU level • District-wide Personnel Evaluation System • Consolidated Financial Systems at SU level

Even functions that have not been consolidated at the SU level like individual building staffing levels or build-ing improvements and maintenance have seen SU in-volvement and help. So when Act 46 was enacted, the RSSU Board decided that we should look at what it might mean for us to consolidate fully. We won’t say that we embraced consolidation with great enthusiasm (Who wants to lose any of their autonomy?), but the Board decided that it was an idea worth further study, if only because that study was required by Act 46. When the Study Committee looked hard at what were still in-dependent functions and what was already consolidat-ed and how those consolidations functioned, we were surprised at how little would really change in our schools on a day-to-day basis. We saw that there were some things that may work better for us. Our smaller schools should not have to be as worried about the financial implication of yearly ups and downs in popula-tion. We will be able to offer more choice amongst our elementary schools to parents to fit their family’s needs. All in all, we were surprised that what we first perceived to be a great loss to our individual Towns may in fact work in our favor to increase our students’ educational opportunities. We are under no misapprehension that this will be free of difficulties, especially in the budgeting process in the near future, as board members move away from think-ing “my school” and “my Town” to a more inclusive “our schools for our kids”, but this will improve every year. The process of combining all of the staffing con-tracts will be slow and not much fun, but it will be ac-complished. The Articles of Agreement for the new dis-trict include very strong protection for our smaller schools. Despite consolidation, no elementary school can be closed without approval of the individual town in which it is located. All in all, we are ready to move to this new level of consolidation and given the financial advantages to doing it sooner rather than later the decision to do it now became clear. We are not rushing, we are ready! --Sincerely, The RSSU Study Committee (George Ambrose, Tammy Heffernan, Grant Reynolds, John McKenna, Ken Fredette, and Adrienne Raymond)

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Friday & Saturday 12noon to 9pm

Take out available

Serving daily specials

Free Wi-Fi

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Reservations Not Required

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Medicare Care Choices Model Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice (RAVNAH) has been selected to participate in the Medicare Care Choices Model. The model aims to in-crease choice and quality by enabling individuals to receive palliative and curative care concurrently. The model provides Medicare beneficiaries who qualify for coverage under the Medicare Hospice Benefit and du-ally eligible beneficiaries who qualify for the Medicaid Hospice Benefit the option to elect to receive support-ive care services typically provided by hospice and continue to receive curative services at the same time. It is part of a larger effort to transform our health care system to deliver better care, spend our dollars in a smarter way, and put patients in the center of their care.

Participating hospices will provide services under the model that is currently available under the Medicare hospice benefit for routine home care and respite levels of care, but cannot be separately billed under Medicare Parts A, B, and D. Services will be available around the clock, 365 calendar days per year and CMS will pay a per beneficiary per month fee ranging from $200 to $400 to participating hospices when delivering these services under the model. Services will begin starting January 1, 2016 for the first phase of participating hospices and in January 2018 for the remaining participating hospices.

Individuals who wish to receive services under the model must fall into certain categories:

• Must be diagnosed with certain terminal ill-nesses (e.g., advanced cancers, chronic ob-structive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure and human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immune deficiency syndrome);

• Must meet hospice eligibility requirements un-der the Medicare or Medicaid Hospice Benefit;

• Must not have elected the Medicare or Medi-caid Hospice Benefit within the last 30 days pri-or to their participation in the Medicare Care Choices Model;

• Must receive services from a hospice that is participating in the model; and

• Must have satisfied model’s other eligibility cri-teria.

Rutland Area Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice is a non-profit, Medicare certified home health agency that provides a wide range of health care services to people of all ages who need home and community health services. For information on RAVNAH programs and services, call 802.775.0568 or visit www.RAVNAH.org.

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Coming Soon

The Rustic Rooster will be opening mid-August serving daily lunch and dinner with a full bar and full service restaurant with food choices to suit everyone.! Come in and look for our daily specials and relax in our rustic and comfortable atmos-phere. Our goal is to provide quality food and great service for friends and family.

Look for our grand opening date

www.vtrusticrooster.com

Donna and Greg Ganzer, Owners 492-3433

Open daily serving lunch and dinner

5446 VT Route 103 - Cuttingsville, VT 05738

(Next to the Cuttingsville Post Ofice)

Coming Soon

The Rustic Rooster will be opening mid-August serving daily lunch and dinner with a full bar and full service restau-rant with food choices to suit everyone.! Come in and look for our daily specials and relax in our rustic and comfortable atmosphere. Our goal is to provide quality food and great service for friends and family.

www.vtrusticrooster.com

Donna and Greg Ganzer, Owners

492-3433

Open daily serving lunch and dinner

5446 VT Route 103 - Cuttingsville, VT 05738 (Next to the Cuttingsville Post Ofice)

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Scenes from the enter-tainment for the 2nd An-

nual Harvest Dinner

The Harvest Dinner was gay, the food was so nice, but the play was spectacular about chicken soup with rice!

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Upper Cold River Road Landslide Update Recently there has been a lot of communication among Town, State FEMA representatives, VTrans and others regarding FEMA's not funding any landslide repair work that extends beyond the Town's 50 foot right of way. FEMA insists it cannot fund improvements beyond right of way limits de-spite easem*nts having been granted by adjoining landowners. However, FEMA may be open to ap-proving the original stone buttress / stone ballast-ed slope repair as originally proposed and ap-proved by the State DEC and Army Corps of En-gineers. Perhaps FEMA's new openness is due to a similar landslide in Richmond which FEMA re-fused for funding and is now in legal appeal in Washington. Or, perhaps it is the recent repair of the Brown Bridge with Federal funds and it's re-cent designation as a Natl. Historic Landmark. Or, it might be that State and Federal dignitaries will be at the bridge dedication in the spring and it will be embarrassing to see that it can't be easily ac-cessed or used. We are hopeful that the landslide can be repaired next summer and our newly re-stored, and nationally recognized, covered Brown Bridge can again be used for what Nicholas Pow-ers intended it for in 1880 when he built it.

Mark Youngstrom

Copperas Hill Farm Shrewsbury, VT

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Sausage, Chops, Bacon, Holiday Hams Pastured Chicken

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The winter holidays can be a beautiful and joyous time, or they can be a time when people find themselves feeling alienated, disconnected, or lonely. The Ranch responds to that with an unconventional holiday based As celebrated at SLR, the holiday is inclusive and

without connection to any specific belief system other than the undeniable truth that the days are beginning to get longer, that light is returning to the land. Ranch-ers with flaming torches follow a candle-lit trail to the “Yule Log” where songs are sung. The log is then loaded on a sled and towed (or sometimes, ridden) back to the darkened Dining Room, where each indi-vidual is encouraged to share a poem, a song, a skit, or a heartfelt sentence or two. After each person speaks, a candle is lit, until the room is filled with a soft light. At that point we share cookies and cake, spicy sweet hot cider and a non-alcoholic eggnog. Ranchers will celebrate the Yule on Monday, Decem-ber 14, this year. Until then, make the most of the short days and know that most light is just around the corner!

Submitted by Heather Brown Update on #118

The racing pigeon that took time off to visit the Sharrow farm was nursed back to health by a fella in Rutland. Then his new owner from New York City picked him up and took him to his new home….by car. He had proved he wasn’t trustworthy in the air!!

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The Shrewsbury Community Church

Compiled by Sue Ransom-Kelley

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EXCITING NEWS! The Shrewsbury Historical Society announces the first program in a series of explorations of Shrewsbury Insti-tutions. Our first presentation will be given by

BOB SNARSKI Of the

SHREWSBURY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Sunday, July 19th @ 3 p.m at the Cuttingsville Fire Station

PLEASE JOIN US!

The Shrewsbury Historical Society will be planning field trips. Keep an eye on The Times of Shrews-bury for more announcements.

We’ve come a long way! Fire Fighters’ Convention 1963

SVFD officers: Bernard Gregory, Red Brigham, Art Patten, Joe Mundette, (?), Dick Adams. Junior Firemen: George Brigham, Jr., David Gregory, Hal-lett Gregory.

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Yoga, becoming one with yourself! We live in a world that conditions us to believe that outer attainment can complete our longing for something noumenon. More often than not, we find fulfillment within ourselves and through our spiritual practices. Spring Lake Ranch Therapeutic Community is proud to announce that we have a certified Yoga instructor, Peat Purol, who teaches and practices Yoga. Peat has 9 years of experi-ence in Yoga, four of which is teaching. He re-ceived his certification from Yama Studio in Balti-more and Yoga Works. Nahita: What is Yoga? Peat: The nerdy yoga answer would be everything but to simplify that, Yoga’s etymology is from the Sanskrit word Yuj, meaning to yolk or to unite. For us, on this physical or human level, it means to unite with ourselves, our mind, body, and spirit. However, a more esoteric meaning would be to unite with the Source, God, or Creator. Nahita: How can it benefit people on a physical, mental, and spiritual level? Peat: I don’t think there is an absolute way except that it feels good. That is the first thing. Physically, it can help circulation, reduce stress and anxiety. Psychologically, it can help hone the mind and keep it focused on one point. Energetically and spiritually, it’s a very uplifting practice. It is a way that we can compassionately embrace our pain and discomfort and to learn and understand where it comes from. Nahita: How do you translate negative events in your life into your Yoga practice? Peat: View every posture like it’s a person you’re interacting with. Focusing on where you want to be gives you an intention to work with that you can keep coming back to. That is meditation; to keep coming back to the internal processes you want to project. Yoga cultivates this inner strength or compass that isn’t separate from everything else and when you connect with that inner space, it makes it easier to stand in confidence and in strength because you don’t have to rely on any-thing else outside of you.

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Nahita: Why do you think some are intimidated by Yo-ga? How can they overcome this? Peat: A lot of that comes from how it’s portrayed in our culture. Our culture is very materialistic and tangible. With the breath work and meditation, the real internal work, it’s harder to see progress. Never feel like you have to live up to an image and put your leg behind your head. Realize that the practice is there to recon-nect with yourself and not to fit the image of what the world has made Yoga.

Nahita Zafimahova, Intern at Spring Lake Ranch

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EXCITING NEWS! The Shrewsbury Historical Society announces the first program in a series of explorations of Shrewsbury Insti-tutions. Our first presentation will be given by

BOB SNARSKI Of the

SHREWSBURY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Sunday, July 19th @ 3 p.m at the Cuttingsville Fire Station

PLEASE JOIN US!

The Shrewsbury Historical Society will be planning field trips. Keep an eye on The Times of Shrews-bury for more announcements.

We’ve come a long way! Fire Fighters’ Convention 1963

SVFD officers: Bernard Gregory, Red Brigham, Art Patten, Joe Mundette, (?), Dick Adams. Junior Firemen: George Brigham, Jr., David Gregory, Hal-lett Gregory.

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Yoga, becoming one with yourself! We live in a world that conditions us to believe that outer attainment can complete our longing for something noumenon. More often than not, we find fulfillment within ourselves and through our spiritual practices. Spring Lake Ranch Therapeutic Community is proud to announce that we have a certified Yoga instructor, Peat Purol, who teaches and practices Yoga. Peat has 9 years of experi-ence in Yoga, four of which is teaching. He re-ceived his certification from Yama Studio in Balti-more and Yoga Works. Nahita: What is Yoga? Peat: The nerdy yoga answer would be everything but to simplify that, Yoga’s etymology is from the Sanskrit word Yuj, meaning to yolk or to unite. For us, on this physical or human level, it means to unite with ourselves, our mind, body, and spirit. However, a more esoteric meaning would be to unite with the Source, God, or Creator. Nahita: How can it benefit people on a physical, mental, and spiritual level? Peat: I don’t think there is an absolute way except that it feels good. That is the first thing. Physically, it can help circulation, reduce stress and anxiety. Psychologically, it can help hone the mind and keep it focused on one point. Energetically and spiritually, it’s a very uplifting practice. It is a way that we can compassionately embrace our pain and discomfort and to learn and understand where it comes from. Nahita: How do you translate negative events in your life into your Yoga practice? Peat: View every posture like it’s a person you’re interacting with. Focusing on where you want to be gives you an intention to work with that you can keep coming back to. That is meditation; to keep coming back to the internal processes you want to project. Yoga cultivates this inner strength or compass that isn’t separate from everything else and when you connect with that inner space, it makes it easier to stand in confidence and in strength because you don’t have to rely on any-thing else outside of you.

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Nahita: Why do you think some are intimidated by Yo-ga? How can they overcome this? Peat: A lot of that comes from how it’s portrayed in our culture. Our culture is very materialistic and tangible. With the breath work and meditation, the real internal work, it’s harder to see progress. Never feel like you have to live up to an image and put your leg behind your head. Realize that the practice is there to recon-nect with yourself and not to fit the image of what the world has made Yoga.

Nahita Zafimahova, Intern at Spring Lake Ranch

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Shriner Hospital for Children provides specialty care to children up to age 21 with

orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. All care and services are delivered in a family-centered environment. To learn more or to refer a patient, visit shrinershospitalforchildren.org to locate a hospital near you or call 800-237-5055.

PP Bob Ferguson, Cairo Shriners, Rutland

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!! Potentate!Bob!Ferguson,!Cairo!Shriners,!Rutland!!! !Shriner!Hospital!for!Children!provides!specialty!care!to!children!up!to!age!21!with!orthopedic!conditions,!burns,!spinal!cord!injuries,!and!cleft!lip!and!palate,!regardless!of!the!families!ability!to!pay.!!All!care!and!services!are!delivered!in!a!familyDcentered!environment.!To!learn!more!about!our!services,!or!to!refer!a!patient,!visit!shrinershospitalforchildren.org!to!locate!a!hospital!near!you.!!Or!call!800D237D5055!in!the!U.S.!or!800D361D7256!Canada!!

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!!! Potentate!Bob!Ferguson,!Cairo!Shriners,!Rutland!!! !Shriner!Hospital!for!Children!provides!specialty!care!to!children!up!to!age!21!with!orthopedic!conditions,!burns,!spinal!cord!injuries,!and!cleft!lip!and!palate,!regardless!of!the!families!ability!to!pay.!!All!care!and!services!are!delivered!in!a!familyDcentered!environment.!To!learn!more!about!our!services,!or!to!refer!a!patient,!visit!shrinershospitalforchildren.org!to!locate!a!hospital!near!you.!!Or!call!800D237D5055!in!the!U.S.!or!800D361D7256!Canada!!

JOHN C. STEWART & SON, INC. Celebrating 100 YEARS as your family owned Ford Store

Come join the family! Full line of Ford Cars, SUVs, Crossovers, and Trucks

As always—Service After the Sale!

Route 103, Cuttingsville, VT 05738 Sales: (802) 492-3312 ! Service: (802) 492-3332

[emailprotected]

Shriner Hospital for Children provides specialty care to children up to age 21 with

orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries, and cleft lip and palate, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. All care and services are delivered in a family-centered environment. To learn more or to refer a patient, visit shrinershospitalforchildren.org to locate a hospital near you or call 800-237-5055.

PP Bob Ferguson, Cairo Shriners, Rutland

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!! Potentate!Bob!Ferguson,!Cairo!Shriners,!Rutland!!! !Shriner!Hospital!for!Children!provides!specialty!care!to!children!up!to!age!21!with!orthopedic!conditions,!burns,!spinal!cord!injuries,!and!cleft!lip!and!palate,!regardless!of!the!families!ability!to!pay.!!All!care!and!services!are!delivered!in!a!familyDcentered!environment.!To!learn!more!about!our!services,!or!to!refer!a!patient,!visit!shrinershospitalforchildren.org!to!locate!a!hospital!near!you.!!Or!call!800D237D5055!in!the!U.S.!or!800D361D7256!Canada!!

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

!!! Potentate!Bob!Ferguson,!Cairo!Shriners,!Rutland!!! !Shriner!Hospital!for!Children!provides!specialty!care!to!children!up!to!age!21!with!orthopedic!conditions,!burns,!spinal!cord!injuries,!and!cleft!lip!and!palate,!regardless!of!the!families!ability!to!pay.!!All!care!and!services!are!delivered!in!a!familyDcentered!environment.!To!learn!more!about!our!services,!or!to!refer!a!patient,!visit!shrinershospitalforchildren.org!to!locate!a!hospital!near!you.!!Or!call!800D237D5055!in!the!U.S.!or!800D361D7256!Canada!!

JOHN C. STEWART & SON, INC. Celebrating 100 YEARS as your family owned Ford Store

Come join the family! Full line of Ford Cars, SUVs, Crossovers, and Trucks

As always—Service After the Sale!

Route 103, Cuttingsville, VT 05738 Sales: (802) 492-3312 ! Service: (802) 492-3332

[emailprotected]

JOHN C. STEWART & SON, INC. Celebrating 100 YEARS as your family owned Ford Store

Come join the family! Full line of Ford Cars, SUVs, Crossovers, and Trucks

As always—Service After the Sale!

Route 103, Cuttingsville, VT 05738 Sales: (802) 492-3312 ! Service: (802) 492-3332

[emailprotected]

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THANKS TO OUR CONTRIBUTING JOURNALISTS! The Times is grateful to the Shrewsbury contributors of 2015 who provided articles, poetry, sto-ries, general information, photos, and letters to the editors. Their submissions help to make the Times more interesting and informative for us all!

Chryl Martin & Rich Biziak

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Larry Abelman Joan Aleshire Nate Bailey Nancy Bell Marge Benini Hunter Berryhill Ludy Biddle Dave Blecich Sarah Bolster Sandy Bragg Kristi Bragg Grace Brigham Heather Brown Carol Calotta Catherine Carrara Larry Carrara Marge Congdon Marilyn Dalick Amy deCamp-Thomas Sally Deinzer Dennis Devereux Louise Duda Bob Ferguson Barbara Ferguson Eldred French

Lily French Lisa Gardner Scott Garren Jonathan Gibson Mark Goodwin Carol Goodwin Irene Gordon Gretchen Gould Pam Grace Barry Griffith Molly Griffith Ed Hemmer Betsy Jesser Sue Kelley Susan Kennedy Aaron Korzun Grace Korzun Annie Lees Ann Lustgarten Eliza Mabry Gerry Martin Hull & Taffy Maynard Alex McCallum Doris McCullough Mrs. McDonough

Linda McGuire Stacy McKiernan Galen Miller Pam Monder Linda Olney Gregg & Lynette Over Fran Patten Rachelle Patton Jack Perry Doris Perry Rene Pollock Bert Potter Roxanne Ramah Adrienne Raymond Irene Regimbald Andy Richards-Peelle Lee & Dick Rohe Gary Salmon Lavinia Seide Lisa Sharrow Julanne Sharrow Angie Sharrow Heather Shay Emmett Sirjane Cedelle Sirjane

Bill & Donna Smith Bob Snarski Sally Snarski Lisa Steckler Gina Stewart B.J. Stewart Michelle Suker Cyntha Thornton Lana Vanucchi Tim Vile Lenny Wellenius Phyllis Wells Nancy West Lou & Tess Williams Lee Wilson Ruth Winkler Brian Winkler Connie Youngstrom Mark Youngstrom Nahita Zafimahova Manolo Zelkin

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The winter holidays can be a beautiful and joyous time, or they can be a time when people find themselves feeling alienated, disconnected, or lonely. The Ranch responds to that with an unconventional holiday based As celebrated at SLR, the holiday is inclusive and

without connection to any specific belief system other than the undeniable truth that the days are beginning to get longer, that light is returning to the land. Ranch-ers with flaming torches follow a candle-lit trail to the “Yule Log” where songs are sung. The log is then loaded on a sled and towed (or sometimes, ridden) back to the darkened Dining Room, where each indi-vidual is encouraged to share a poem, a song, a skit, or a heartfelt sentence or two. After each person speaks, a candle is lit, until the room is filled with a soft light. At that point we share cookies and cake, spicy sweet hot cider and a non-alcoholic eggnog. Ranchers will celebrate the Yule on Monday, Decem-ber 14, this year. Until then, make the most of the short days and know that most light is just around the corner!

Submitted by Heather Brown Update on #118

The racing pigeon that took time off to visit the Sharrow farm was nursed back to health by a fella in Rutland. Then his new owner from New York City picked him up and took him to his new home….by car. He had proved he wasn’t trustworthy in the air!!

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The Shrewsbury Variety Show

Sponsored by the Shrewsbury Conservation Commission

Saturday, April 9, 2016

We are looking for music, short skits, the spoken word, comedy, etc.

No auditions. Everyone welcome. This is a community spirit builder!

Let’s see what you can do!

Shrewsbury*Historical*Society*

2016*Memories*Calendar*

Available*at:*Pierce’s*Store*or*call*Ann*at*492B2018*

*Calendars*are*$15*each*

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Shrewsbury*Historical*Society*5419*Route*103,**

Cuttingsville,*VT*05738*All#proceeds#go#to#the#maintenance#

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The Shrewsbury Community Church

Compiled by Sue Ransom-Kelley

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EXCITING NEWS! The Shrewsbury Historical Society announces the first program in a series of explorations of Shrewsbury Insti-tutions. Our first presentation will be given by

BOB SNARSKI Of the

SHREWSBURY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Sunday, July 19th @ 3 p.m at the Cuttingsville Fire Station

PLEASE JOIN US!

The Shrewsbury Historical Society will be planning field trips. Keep an eye on The Times of Shrews-bury for more announcements.

We’ve come a long way! Fire Fighters’ Convention 1963

SVFD officers: Bernard Gregory, Red Brigham, Art Patten, Joe Mundette, (?), Dick Adams. Junior Firemen: George Brigham, Jr., David Gregory, Hal-lett Gregory.

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Yoga, becoming one with yourself! We live in a world that conditions us to believe that outer attainment can complete our longing for something noumenon. More often than not, we find fulfillment within ourselves and through our spiritual practices. Spring Lake Ranch Therapeutic Community is proud to announce that we have a certified Yoga instructor, Peat Purol, who teaches and practices Yoga. Peat has 9 years of experi-ence in Yoga, four of which is teaching. He re-ceived his certification from Yama Studio in Balti-more and Yoga Works. Nahita: What is Yoga? Peat: The nerdy yoga answer would be everything but to simplify that, Yoga’s etymology is from the Sanskrit word Yuj, meaning to yolk or to unite. For us, on this physical or human level, it means to unite with ourselves, our mind, body, and spirit. However, a more esoteric meaning would be to unite with the Source, God, or Creator. Nahita: How can it benefit people on a physical, mental, and spiritual level? Peat: I don’t think there is an absolute way except that it feels good. That is the first thing. Physically, it can help circulation, reduce stress and anxiety. Psychologically, it can help hone the mind and keep it focused on one point. Energetically and spiritually, it’s a very uplifting practice. It is a way that we can compassionately embrace our pain and discomfort and to learn and understand where it comes from. Nahita: How do you translate negative events in your life into your Yoga practice? Peat: View every posture like it’s a person you’re interacting with. Focusing on where you want to be gives you an intention to work with that you can keep coming back to. That is meditation; to keep coming back to the internal processes you want to project. Yoga cultivates this inner strength or compass that isn’t separate from everything else and when you connect with that inner space, it makes it easier to stand in confidence and in strength because you don’t have to rely on any-thing else outside of you.

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Nahita: Why do you think some are intimidated by Yo-ga? How can they overcome this? Peat: A lot of that comes from how it’s portrayed in our culture. Our culture is very materialistic and tangible. With the breath work and meditation, the real internal work, it’s harder to see progress. Never feel like you have to live up to an image and put your leg behind your head. Realize that the practice is there to recon-nect with yourself and not to fit the image of what the world has made Yoga.

Nahita Zafimahova, Intern at Spring Lake Ranch

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EXCITING NEWS! The Shrewsbury Historical Society announces the first program in a series of explorations of Shrewsbury Insti-tutions. Our first presentation will be given by

BOB SNARSKI Of the

SHREWSBURY VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

Sunday, July 19th @ 3 p.m at the Cuttingsville Fire Station

PLEASE JOIN US!

The Shrewsbury Historical Society will be planning field trips. Keep an eye on The Times of Shrews-bury for more announcements.

We’ve come a long way! Fire Fighters’ Convention 1963

SVFD officers: Bernard Gregory, Red Brigham, Art Patten, Joe Mundette, (?), Dick Adams. Junior Firemen: George Brigham, Jr., David Gregory, Hal-lett Gregory.

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Yoga, becoming one with yourself! We live in a world that conditions us to believe that outer attainment can complete our longing for something noumenon. More often than not, we find fulfillment within ourselves and through our spiritual practices. Spring Lake Ranch Therapeutic Community is proud to announce that we have a certified Yoga instructor, Peat Purol, who teaches and practices Yoga. Peat has 9 years of experi-ence in Yoga, four of which is teaching. He re-ceived his certification from Yama Studio in Balti-more and Yoga Works. Nahita: What is Yoga? Peat: The nerdy yoga answer would be everything but to simplify that, Yoga’s etymology is from the Sanskrit word Yuj, meaning to yolk or to unite. For us, on this physical or human level, it means to unite with ourselves, our mind, body, and spirit. However, a more esoteric meaning would be to unite with the Source, God, or Creator. Nahita: How can it benefit people on a physical, mental, and spiritual level? Peat: I don’t think there is an absolute way except that it feels good. That is the first thing. Physically, it can help circulation, reduce stress and anxiety. Psychologically, it can help hone the mind and keep it focused on one point. Energetically and spiritually, it’s a very uplifting practice. It is a way that we can compassionately embrace our pain and discomfort and to learn and understand where it comes from. Nahita: How do you translate negative events in your life into your Yoga practice? Peat: View every posture like it’s a person you’re interacting with. Focusing on where you want to be gives you an intention to work with that you can keep coming back to. That is meditation; to keep coming back to the internal processes you want to project. Yoga cultivates this inner strength or compass that isn’t separate from everything else and when you connect with that inner space, it makes it easier to stand in confidence and in strength because you don’t have to rely on any-thing else outside of you.

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Nahita: Why do you think some are intimidated by Yo-ga? How can they overcome this? Peat: A lot of that comes from how it’s portrayed in our culture. Our culture is very materialistic and tangible. With the breath work and meditation, the real internal work, it’s harder to see progress. Never feel like you have to live up to an image and put your leg behind your head. Realize that the practice is there to recon-nect with yourself and not to fit the image of what the world has made Yoga.

Nahita Zafimahova, Intern at Spring Lake Ranch

HOLIDAY STORY HOUR Special holiday story hour/craft time!

Kids of all ages welcome.

Wednesday, December 23 9:00am - 11:00am

Join us for a festive gathering to celebrate winter and the hol-iday season! There will be reading, crafts and refreshments.

NOTE: Story Hour meets every Wednesday in December

from 9am-10pm

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Pierce’s Store will be closed both Christmas and New Year’s Days and we will close early on Christmas Eve. We’ll have special order items for Christmas that I’ll announce throughout the month. Please watch at the store, in your email or on your Facebook feed. You can always phone the store at 492-3326 or email to [emailprotected] if you have questions. I am pleased to announce that we have two new part time employees in training now. Elana Levin and Ron-nie Bowers have joined the Pierce’s staff and will soon be greeting you when you come in the door. We now will have four part-time employees to staff the store, meaning that no one person has to work an undue number of hours during holiday times, in particular. Volunteers are still a vital part of the staffing equation and if you have any interest in getting involved please contact me at the store. Here’s the anticipated menu for December and Janu-ary. If there’s something particular you’re looking for please call ahead (492-3326) to be sure there wasn’t a menu change. The menu will always be posted daily on our Facebook page and sent out to the daily e-mail list. If you want to be included on the e-mail distribution please let me know at [emailprotected].

Hot Soups December January Split Pea 1, 10, 19 2, 11, 20 Italian Vegetable 2, 11, 20 3, 12, 21 Butternut Squash 3, 12, 21 4, 13, 22 Clam Chowder 4, 13, 22 5, 14, 23 Yucatan Chicken 5, 14, 23 6, 15, 24 Creole Lentil 6, 15, 24 7, 16, 25 French Vegetable 7, 16, 26 8, 17, 26 Cream of Mushroom 8, 1 7, 27 9, 18, 27 French Carrot 9, 18, 28 10, 19, 29 Potato Leek 29 30 Shrimp Bisque 30 31 Broccoli Cheddar 31

Regular Meals in the Crock Pot

Monday Chili con Carne(Smith Maplecrest Farm Beef)

Tuesday Chicken Stew Thursday Pulled Pork Sandwiches on Rob’s

Home made buns.

Specialty Wednesday Pizza Varieties

12/2 Sausage & sweet peppers 12/9 Columbus dry salami 12/16 Butternut squash, gorgonzola, mozzarella 12/23 Puttanesca -- Tomato sauce with olive oil,

parsley, anchovies, capers, garlic, mozza-rella

12/30 Sfincione -- Sicilian New Year’s Pizza 1/6 Andouille Sausage, marinara sauce, &

mozzarella cheese 1/13 Feta, kalamata olives, marinara sauce &

mozzarella cheese 1/20 Caramelized onions, gorgonzola and

mozzarella cheeses 1/27 Pesto, chopped tomatoes & mozzarella

If you would like something we generally don’t carry, call the store to see if we can order it for you and at what cost. Many locals are saving money by purchasing by pre-order.

As you think about holiday gifts, consider items from Pierce’s consignment area as well as our products. Connie Youngstrom has again offered to make up an attractive basket with items of your choosing. Just come to the store and fill out a form that will tell her what items you want and when you’ll need it.

Friday Night Dinners Mac & Cheese and Lasagna meals are

available from about 11a.m. each Friday until they are gone.

Dec. 4 & 18, Jan 15 & 29: Rob’s Lasagna Dec 11, Jan 8 & 22: Rob’s Mac & Cheese Friday Take-out Dinners are available by res-

ervation. Limited quantities are available. Please call ahead.

December 4 – Taffy Maynard will prepare Loin of Pork with Fennel Stuffing, Applesauce, Rosemary Roasted Potatoes and a Kale Slaw. January 8 – Carol Calotta, guest chef, menu TBA January 22 – Galen Miller, guest chef, menu TBA Meals will be available on Fridays 5:00 to 7:00pm…and on Saturday until they run out. It’s best to call ahead and reserve your order @ 492-3326. Interested in making a meal? Contact Heather Shay @ 492-2284 or Sally Deinzer @ 492-3326

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Friday Night Dinners

July 3: Lasagna July 10: Mac & Cheese July 10 - Weezie Duda will be making BBQ Chicken with Potato Salad and Cole Slaw July 17: Lasagna July 24: Mac & Cheese July 24 - Nancy Ellery will be making Cod Fish steamed in individual parchment paper packets with chopped Kale, Lemon and Artichokes, served with Bulgar Wheat and a Cookie. July 31: Lasagna Meals will be available on Fridays 5:00 to 7:00pm…and on Saturday until they run out. It’s best to call ahead and reserve your order!

492-3326

! Beginning in the last week of June, we’ll have someone in to custom-make sandwiches Mon-day–Friday between 11 and 1 most days. So stop in for lunch! ! If you see this before the 27th of June, here’s a reminder that Sandy Bragg will host a wine tasting between 5 and 7 pm. He has brought in a selec-tion of Pinot Gris from Oregon. Come join us for the event! Light snacks will be available. ! Special preorder items from Rob’s kitchen for July 4th available on the 3rd: Guacamole Hamburger buns Salsa Cider beans Watermelon gazpacho Coleslaw

“What do you say to inviting the neighbors in for a picnic tonight?” “But we don’t have anything in the house!” “Doesn’t Pierce’s have stuff? Let’s go see.” Here’s what you could check off your list at Pierce’s: Brush to clean off the grill Charcoal & lighter fluid Bug repellent Citronella sticks Paper plates and disposable utensils, cups, nap-kins Hamburger (Smith Farm & commercial) Hotdogs Sausages (McKenzie & Smith Farm) Chicken (Misty Knoll & Copperas Hill Farm) Steaks (Smith Farm) Burger Buns (Rob’s) Hotdog buns (commercial) Chips, pretzels & dips Breads & rolls (Rob’s and commercial) Salad makings & other vegetables (local farms & commercial) Potato Salad and/or coleslaw (made regularly by Chef Rob – always available by order but not necessarily available “today”) Popcorn (microwave and local whole kernel) Brownies and cakes (Duncan Hines mixes) Cookies (Rob’s and commercial) Ice Cream (Wilcox) Syrups, cherries & whipped cream Beer & wine Sodas & seltzers Juices Moxie Ice Cleaning supplies & trash bags (13 & 39 gallon) Alka Seltzer!!!

Daily lunch specials will be announced no later than the morning of the day, earlier if possible and will feature Rob’s homemade Soups or Salads. Regular hot meals in the crockpot: Monday – Chili con Carne Tuesday – Smith Maple Crest Farm grass-fed beef Tacos Thursday – Pulled Pork Sandwiches on Rob’s homemade buns

Specialty Wednesday Pizza Varieties 7/1 Pesto, chopped tomatoes, mozzarella and parmesan 7/8 Italian Sausage, marinara and mozzarella 7/15 Sautéed peppers and onions, marinara and mozzarella 7/22 Caramelized onions, mozzarella and gorgonzola 7/29 Louisiana with Andouille, Creole marinara, and mozza-rella

* Soups, Pizzas and Friday meals from Rob’s kitchen change from week to week. During the summer Rob of-ten makes a refreshing salad or cold soup on hot days. Please call the store (492-3326) if you’re wondering what’s on the menu. It will always be posted on our Fa-ceBook page and sent out to the daily email list. If you want to be included on the email distribution please let me know at [emailprotected].

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Lincoln Hill Short Term Road Closure

The Lincoln Hill Road closure is expected to begin around July 6, 2015 and the closure will remain in place for 28 consecutive days. Please follow the signed detour to be installed by the Town of Shrewsbury. Thank you for your assistance and cooperation throughout this upcoming construction season. Con-tact project outreach coordinator Natalie Boyle at (802) 310-7822 or [emailprotected] if you have any questions.

Solar Reflections After our initial list printed in the Times last month, we had several more Shrewsbury residents report on their solar usage as well. The townspeople below are great resources if you are considering "going solar" and have ques-tions. Let's keep the list growing!

Shrewsbury Solar Users Joan Aleshire

Sandy & Kristi Bragg David Catellier

Louise & Stan Duda Lily & Eldred French David & Laurel Fretz

Scott Garren & Heather Shay Mark & Carol Goodwin

Mark & Licia G. Hamilton Greg and Galen Miller

Art Krueger & Trish Norton Randy & Deena Page

Russell and Donna Reay Podge & Martha Sirjane

Jeff and Mary Smith / Maple Crest Farm Aaron Schnieder and Marty Anderson

Sharon & Roger Winnicki Ryan Wood-Beauchamp

& Kara Fitzgerald Submitted by the Conservation Commission

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Pierce’s Store Friday Night Dinners

December 13 - Guest Chef Weezie Duda will make Roast Pork with Tomatoes, Fennel & On-ions, Rob's Roll, Mini Cheesecake with Raspber-ry Sauce. January 10 - Guest Chef Hilary Adams (call the store for the menu!) January 24 - Guest Chef Connie Youngstrom will make Mini Meatloaves with Maplecrest beef, baked sweet dumpling winter squash, scalloped potatoes and something green on the side (whatever she can find that's local—spinach, kale, Brussels sprouts perhaps.) Meals will be available on Fridays 5:00 to 7:00pm…and on Saturday until they run out. It’s best to call ahead and reserve your order!

492-3326

if you are interested in making a meal, please contact either Heather Shay at 492-2284 or

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Pierce’s Store

Friday Night Dinners November 8: d Chef Carol Calotta will prepare Beef Bourguignon served over egg noodles. It will have carrots, mushrooms and baby onions in the stew and be served with a green salad. November 22: Chef Nancy Ellery will prepare a Seafood Lasagna with a green salad. Meals will be available on Fridays 5:00 to 7:00pm…and on Saturday until they run out. It’s best to call ahead and reserve your order!

492-3326

if you are interested in making a meal, please contact either Heather Shay at 492-2284 or

Sally Deinzer at the store,

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Thanksgiving Specials Rob has developed a pre-liminary menu of special order treats for the holiday. They include: Pumpkin and Pecan Pies Cranberry Sauce Dinner Rolls Holiday Bread (with nuts,

raisins, cranberries & apricots) The store will be open for a few hours Thanksgiv-ing morning—probably until 1:00, but check at the store as we get closer to the day to be sure. In October, I ran a special on wine and in No-vember I plan to do the same with beer. In this case, I’ll break open a selection of 6-packs and let you build your own from a variety of beers. Not all vendors allow this yet, but apparently it’s becoming more common. I need to research a little more to be certain which beers will be acceptable to sell this way and how they can be priced, but I’ll let you know when it’s ready! A big change is coming to the store in November. The check-out process is going to be much smoother as we’ll have a “Point of Sale” system in place. This will mean your purchases will be scanned and the price will show on a display without the volunteer having to enter the price and category of the item. It’s all programmed into the computer. Of course, there will be a learning curve and we’ll find that there are items on the shelves that were missed when the database was being populated. But we’ll get past those in the first month, I hope. This new system will make inventory management much simpler and will give the manager more time to spend on improving the selections on the shelves, refining pricing, promoting items through sales, and many other as yet unimagined benefits. In addition, and just as importantly, it will simplify the job of our volunteers. A big THANK YOU! to Randell Barclay who re-searched alternatives and made the recommenda-tion to invest in this system. Then Randell built the

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system and populated it with our inventory. It would not have happened as easily without him. A Recipe SooFoo – Remember last month I men-tioned this item as a really tasty protein/rice alterna-tive? I found a great way to use it. I had some late zucchinis in the garden—they were a little larger than I like to have as plain vegetable, so I thought I’d stuff them for a supper one evening. I cooked up a half cup of dry SooFoo with some chicken bouillon and olive oil. Then I mixed in some chopped up veggies from the crisper—peppers, a bit of onion, some chopped greens and a few sad tomatoes. I placed the mixture into the seeded zucchini halves, sprin-kled on some bread crumbs and grated cheese and baked them for a half hour or so. For the finishing touch, I turned on the broiler so the top crisped up. Yum! A very good supper indeed. And best, a meal in itself. You can find SooFoo in our “Bargain Bin” because the bags we have are out of date. But I can tell you that the bag I have – out of date – is perfectly fine. I hope you’ll try SooFoo! Finally, we are always looking for more people to volunteer in the store. If you have any interest, please contact Sally at 492-3326 or stop into the store. With the new Point of Sale system, I hope more folks will be interested in joining the Pierce’s team!

Sally Deinzer, Manager

NEWS FROM PIERCE’S STORE

Monday-Saturday 7am-7pm

Sunday 8am-5pm

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During this time of giving thanks and reflection on the past year, on behalf of the Board of the Shrewsbury Coop at Pierce’s Store, I would like to thank the Shrewsbury community for being supportive of our adventure. Nearing the end of the year, it appears that our revenues have continued to grow—accompanied by increased costs of goods, of course—and that we’ll end the year in decent shape. What a wonderful community we live in! Thank you all. Point of Sale System The efforts that Randell Bar-clay put in during the past several months to imple-ment our new computerized inventory system are beginning to pay off. Among other things, this new way of operating will allow us to see how particular items have sold over a period of time. This could lead to changes in what and how many we stock or make. Many volunteers have already attained mastery of the ins and outs of making sales and several are learning other features such as checking in deliveries electronically. As manager, I will appreciate the re-duction in the amount of time I spend “counting” things: it will allow more time to work on inventory changes and adjustments to our pricing. Some customers have experienced longer waits at the register than in the past because we’ve been struggling with the touchscreen monitor, scanner wand, wireless trackpad, and items that are unknown to the system. We appreciate the willingness all of you have shown as we come up to speed. I am sure I speak for the full board when I say that on New Year’s Day we’ll all enjoy resting or playing with family rather than spending a good part of the day at the store counting and recording every item on the shelves. Holiday Specials As in past years, Rob will prepare a number of items from the bakery/kitchen for special order. Watch at the store or on our FaceBook page for what will be on the menu. In addition, we’ll be stocking or offering special treats: a few varieties of festive wines and bubbles; candies and confections; Thomas’s Eggnog; preor-der turkeys and perhaps hams. Please let me know if

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there are particular items you’d like to see in the store. Gifts and Gift Certificates Here’s a gift suggestion: purchase a bulk quantity of your family member’s favorite [fill in the blank!]—members can purchase for just 20% over the wholesale price and non-members get the benefit of the lower price of pur-chasing in quantity. Remember, too, that you can purchase a gift certificate to Pierce’s Store as a gift for someone special. Just ask the person at the reg-ister. Music on Thursdays Do you know that most Thurs-day mornings a group of Shrewsberries bring their banjos, guitars, fiddles or whatever to the store and jam? They take over the café area and have a grand time. Please stop in and listen or join in anytime be-tween about 8:30 and 10. Finally, we are always looking for more people to volunteer in the store. If you have any interest, please contact Sally at 492-3326 or stop into the store. With the new Point of Sale system, I hope more folks will be interested in joining the Pierce’s team! Happy Holidays to all and have a Safe and Happy New Year! See you at the Store.

Sally Deinzer, Manager

Sally Deinzer, Manager

NEWS FROM PIERCE’S STORE

Monday-Saturday 7am-7pm Sunday 8am-5pm

Sally Denizer, Manager Sally Deinzer, Manager

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS !

Joan Aleshire Gary & Minnie Arthur Nathaniel & Angela Bailey Steve Banik & Virginia Gunderson Randall & Dianne Barclay Michael & Elizabeth Bedesem Rich Bettelli & Fran Patten Lucy Biddle Rich Biziak Sheree Bloch Sandy & Kristi Bragg Dan & Ginny Buckley Michael & Carol Calotta Herb & Karen Carrara Larry & Lila Carrara John & Connie Cioffi Marilyn Dalick Sally Deinzer Dennis Devereux Stanley & Louise Duda The Elwerts Jack & Judy Emerick Lee & Jane Emerson Wayne & Lizzie Emmons Nils and Pamela Ericksen Robert Ferguson, Sr. Liz Flint David & Jo Fretz Scott Garren & Heather Shay Jonathan Gibson & Eliza Mabry Richard Gile John & Marilyn Goodin Mark & Carol Goodwin Bob & Irene Gordon Pam & Peter Grace Barry & Barbara Griffith George & Bobbie Gulick Byron & Leslie Hall

Dave & Linda Hans John & Betty Heitzke George & Betsy Hinckley Carmine Iannace Ted & Martha Izzi Jesser Family Dick Keane & Judy Daley Krey Kellington David & Ellen Kennedy Alfred & Sandra King Art & Trish Krueger-Norton Robert & Judith Landon Rita Lane Ann & Richard Lustgarten Greg & Susanna McGown Linda McGuire Ed & Clare Mangine Gerry & Chryl Martin Hull & Taffy Maynard Jeff & Pam Monder Walter & Mary Nelson Jeffrey & Constance Noiva Kerry & Jan O’Hara Barbara & David Perkins Jack & Sharon Perry Bob Perry Kenny & Judy Pitts Rene Pollock Bert & Marina Potter Roxanne Ramah Donna & Russell Reay Reinbow Riding Center David and Dorothy Rice Andy & Helen Richards-Peele Ridlon Family Lillian & Richard Rohe Earl Runner Tom & Donna Ryan

Brian & Patricia Sedaille Shrewsbury: Community Church Conservation Commission Cooperative at Pierce’s Store Historical Society Institute of Agricultural Education, Inc. Library Mountain School Outing Club Sno-Birds Volunteer Fire Department Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary Podge & Martha Sirjane Bill & Donna Smith Bernard & Joan Stewart Wendy Stewart Cynthia Thornton Morris & Martha Tucker Liesbeth van der Heijden Ann Vanneman Lana Vanucchi Howard & Deborah Weaver Judy Webster Michael & Phyllis Wells Nancy & Jim West Louis & Tess Williams Lee & Joyce Wilson Con & Ruth Winkler Mark & Connie Youngstrom

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Joan Aleshire Gary & Minnie Arthur Nathaniel & Angela Bailey Steve Banik & Virginia Gunderson Randall & Dianne Barclay Michael & Elizabeth Bedesem Rich Bettelli & Fran Patten Lucy Biddle Rich Biziak Sheree Bloch Sandy & Kristi Bragg Dan & Ginny Buckley Herb & Karen Carrara Michael/&/Carol/Calotta/John & Connie Cioffi Marilyn Dalick Sally Deinzer/Stanley & Louise Duda The Elwerts Jack & Judy Emerick Wayne & Lizzie Emmons Nils and Pamela Ericksen Robert Ferguson, Sr. Liz Flint Scott Garren & Heather Shay Jonathan Gibson & Eliza Mabry Richard Gile Mark & Carol Goodwin Bob & Irene Gordon Pam & Peter Grace Barry & Barbara Griffith John & Betty Heitzke George & Betsy Hinckley Carmine Iannace

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